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Accounting & Finance B.S. 150 Credit Hours - Major


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The Accounting & Finance B.S. 150 Credit Hours program is designed for students planning to pursue licensure as a Certified Public Accountant after graduation. The program is registered with the New York State Education Department meeting the education requirements of the state of New York for CPA licensure. For more information on experience and exam requirements for licensure as a certified public accountant, see New York State Board for Accountancy at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/cpa/.

Students completing the Accounting & Finance B.S. 150 Credit Hours program acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as active members of the accounting and finance professions. Students will be immersed in a business core curriculum that provides an understanding of economics, business, marketing, technology, entrepreneurial and global issues relevant to the accounting and finance fields. They will learn to use sound professional judgment to resolve problems in an analytical and ethical manner. Student’s professional education will be balanced with studies in the liberal arts to better understand the role of accounting and finance professions in business and society.

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


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 CIS 241 Spreadsheet Applications   3
ECO.Q 102 Principles of Microeconomics  PEQ-1 3 ECO 103 Principles of Macroeconomics   3
ENGW 101 Exposition       3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
MTH.Q 113 Calculus I  PEQ-2 3 Health & Wellness 0
FYS Course PEQ-3 3 PEQ-5 with lab 4
PEQ-4 3 PEQ-6 3
       
TOTAL CREDITS  16 TOTAL CREDITS 16

SUMMER AFTER FRESHMAN YEAR

Liberal Arts Course (3 credits)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACT 209 Principles of Accounting I   3 ACT 210 Principles of Accounting II   3
BLDR 202 Data Analysis and Decision Making   COMM 207 Oral Communication   3
BLDR 212 Introduction to Leadership   3 FIN 349 Corporate Finance   3
BLDR 215 Career Exploration and Development: From Insight to Impact and Innovation  with lab 4 MTH 207 PII Elementary Statistics  or MTH 208 Statistics for Scientists   3
MKT 216 Principles of Marketing   3 PEQ-8 3
PEQ-7 3 TAS 211 Revolutionary Computing: Programming and Problem Solving for a Better World   3
TOTAL CREDITS 19 TOTAL CREDITS 18

SUMMER AFTER SOPHOMORE YEAR

Integrative Studies Elective (3 credits)

JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Integrative Studies Elective 3 ACT 346 Intermediate Accounting II   3
ACT 343 Cost Accounting   3 ACT 350 Not-For-Profit Acct   3
ACT 345 Intermediate Accounting I   3 BLDR 305 The Legal Environment of Business Leadership   3
ECO 330 Introduction to Investments   3 ECO 330L Student-Led Investment Lab   1
ECO 333 Intermediate Macroeconomics   3 ECO 332 Investments Analysis and Valuation   3
FIN 350 Corporate Finance II   3 ECO 349G International Business and Economics   3
    Integrative Studies-Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 18 TOTAL CREDITS 19

SUMMER AFTER JUNIOR YEAR

Finance Elective (3 credits)
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience  (0 credits)

SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACT 341 Federal Income Tax   3 ACT 342 Corporate Tax Accounting   3
ACT 348 Accounting Information Systems   3 ACT 450 Forensic Accounting   3
ACT 447 Auditing   3 ACT 455 Advanced Accounting   3
BLDR 410 Leadership and Ethics   3 ACT 483 Accounting Internship I   3
BLDR 420 Innovation and Entrepreneurship   3 FIN 430 Senior Seminar in Finance   3
Liberal Arts Elective 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 18 TOTAL CREDITS 18

Notes:

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

 

             

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