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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 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 be able  to create evidence based solutions using relevant professional standards and frameworks (i.e. GAAP, GAAS, COSO).
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate a high level professional interpersonal competence.
  3. Students will be able to  evaluate business decisions and develop solutions to business opportunities.
  4. Students will be able to integrate the impact of external influences of global, political, legal and ethical factors with operational and financial reporting decisions.

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 215 Career Exploration and Development: From Insight to Impact and Innovation /AND BLDR 215L Career Exploration, Development and Preparation Lab   4 MTH 207 Elementary Statistics  orMTH 208 Statistics for Scientists   3
CIS 241 Spreadsheet Applications   3 FIN 349 Corporate Finance   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 16 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 MKT 216 Principles of Marketing   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 450 Forensic Accounting   3
ACT 348 Accounting Information Systems      3 ACT 447 Auditing   3
ACT 455 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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