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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting - Major

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Students completing the accounting major acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as active members of the accounting profession. Students will be immersed in a business core curriculum that provides an understanding of economics, management, marketing, technology, finance, entrepreneurial and global issues. They will learn to use sound professional judgment to resolve problems in an analytical and ethical manner. Their professional education will be balanced with studies in the liberal arts to better understand the role of the professional in business and society. In addition, students are encouraged to pursue an internship in accounting to gain valuable work experience for academic credit.

Students completing the B.S. Accounting will have the accounting courses necessary (33 credits) for licensure in New York State.

A minimum grade of C is required for all accounting courses and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for completion of a B.S. in Accounting.

A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required to continue with the 30 credit M.S. Management program. See Nazareth College Graduate Catalog, M.S. in Management Program for information on graduate requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting principles and auditing standards.
  2. Students will demonstrate competency in professional written and oral communication.
  3. Students will demonstrate team building and collaborative skills necessary to accomplish group tasks.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of general business concepts and principles.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the influence of global, political, legal and ethical issues on individuals and organizations.

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Accounting Core

The Accounting Core provides the foundation for our program. Students are required to take the courses listed below.

Sample Program for Accounting

Freshman Year

  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ) Credits: 6
  • Health and Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ) Credits: 6
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 6
  • Experiential Learning Pathway

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ) Science with Lab Credit: 4
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credits: 3
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME) Credits: 0

As well as:

Senior Year

  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 15
  • Business Administration Elective Credits: 3

As well as: 

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