Today's complex business environment requires accountants to possess a broader range of skills than was needed in the past. Employers' expectations of you as an accounting graduate includes not only technical knowledge in the accounting field, but also the ability to analyze complex accounting and business issues and to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
As recently noted in Crain's, accounting is the hottest job sector in Chicago.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree is designed to provide you with a foundation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to enter the accounting profession in a variety of accounting positions within the three arenas that the profession serves: public, governmental, and managerial.
The program also prepares you for one of the three professional certification examinations available to professional accountants.
1. Certified Internal Auditor exam
2. Certified Management Accountant exam
3. Certified Public Accountant exam
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), accounting is one of the most in-demand academic disciplines by employers. Learn the language of accounting and your career can take you anywhere.
General Education Curriculum
I. General Education Requirements (37-38 Hours)
See the Catalog Bachelor's Degree Requirements for detailed
information about the General Education Requirements for transfer
students and students admitted as a freshman.
Communications (9 credit hours)
- Two courses in written communication (6)
- One course in oral communication (3)
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
Physical and Life Sciences (7 - 8 credit hours), including at least one laboratory course
- One course from Life Sciences (3-4)
- One course from Physical Sciences (3-4)
Humanities (9 credit hours)
- At least one course from humanities and at least one course from fine arts
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)
BS in Accounting Program Curriculum
Business Core Courses (45 Hours)
Accounting Core Courses (18 Hours)
Accounting Selectives (9 Hours)
Select three of the following courses:
Electives (10-11 Hours)