Sep 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate 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 required to pursue an internship in accounting to gain valuable work experience for academic credit.

A grade of B- or higher in ACT*210 Principles of Accounting II is required to move forward with the accounting major. In addition, completion of a B.S. in Accounting requires a minimum GPA of 2.7 in Accounting coursework (ACT subject code) as well as an overall college-wide GPA of 2.7. Note - Accounting majors are not able to double major in Business Management.

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
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 ACT 210 Principles of Accounting II  3
ECO.Q 102 Principles of Microeconomics  PEQ-1 3 BLDR 212 Introduction to Leadership   3
ENGW 101 Exposition      3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research  3
MTH.Q 113 Calculus I  PEQ-2 3 ECO 103 Principles of Macroeconomics   3
ACT 209 Principles of Accounting I      3 PEQ-4 3
FYS Course PEQ-3 3 Health & Wellness 0
TOTAL CREDITS  16 TOTAL CREDITS 15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACT 345 Intermediate Accounting I    3 ACT 346 Intermediate Accounting II  3
BLDR 214 Professional Communications    3 MKT 216 Principles of Marketing   3
CIS 241 Spreadsheet Applications   3 MTH 207 PII Elementary Statistics  or MTH 208 Statistics for Scientists   3
PEQ-5 3 Integrative Studies-1 must be liberal arts 3
PEQ-6  3 Integrative Studies-2 must be liberal arts 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15 TOTAL CREDITS 15
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACT 341 Federal Income Tax  3 ACT 342 Corporate Tax Accounting   3
ACT 343 Cost Accounting     3 FIN 349 Corporate Finance   3
Integrative Studies-3 3 ACT 350 Not-For-Profit Acct  3
PEQ-7 3 COMM 207 Oral Communication   3
PEQ-8 with lab 4 ACT 483 Accounting Internship I  3
    CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
TOTAL CREDITS 16 TOTAL CREDITS 15
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ECO 330 Introduction to Investments    3 ACT 357 Forensic Accounting  3
ACT 348 Accounting Information Systems      3 ACT 447 Auditing  3
ACT 448 Advanced Accounting  3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
BLDR 305 The Legal Environment of Business Leadership   3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15 TOTAL CREDITS 15

Notes:

  • ​BS degree requires completion of 60 liberal arts credits.
  • Elective courses can be used toward completion of a minor.

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