Bachelor of Science


How is the financial success of a company determined? What do investors need to know when deciding whether to invest in a business? Professionals refer to accounting reports and consult with accountants for the information they need to make strategic business decisions. A degree in accounting will prepare you for a rewarding career in industry, public, governmental or non-profit accounting.

PSU’s accounting professors bring years of professional accounting experience into the classroom, and will guide you toward your career path, whether your goal is to become a CPA or work within a business.

DescriptionDegree Requirements
The BS in Accounting prepares graduates for many careers in industry, public, governmental or non-profit accounting. Students are encouraged to seek certification as a management accountant (CMA) or as a public accountant (CPA) upon graduation. Graduates of the Accounting program are well prepared for entry into the accounting profession and also have the background needed to advance into high-level management and finance positions.

Degree Requirements


BU 1100 Business Computer Applications (TECO) 3
BU 1152 Financial Accounting 3
BU 2262 Management Accounting 3
BU 2290 Organizational Communications (WRCO) 3
BU 2450 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 2480 Business Law I 3
BU 3112 Intermediate Accounting I 4
BU 3122 Intermediate Accounting II 4
BU 3142 Cost Accounting 4
BU 3170 Income Taxes 3
BU 3210 Financial Management 3
BU 3240 Information Technology 3
BU 3300 Operations Management 3
BU 3420 Organizational Behavior (DICO) 3
BU 3550 Investment Principles 3
BU 4040 Business Law II 3
BU 4100 Accounting Information Systems 3
BU 4122 Advanced Accounting 4
BU 4150 Auditing 3
BU 4210 Auditing Practice 1
BU 4220 Strategic Management (INCO) 3
BU 4390 Seminar in Finance 3
BU or EC 3000/4000 level Business or Economics elective [not BUDI/ECDI] 3
EC 2550 Macroeconomics (GACO) 3
EC 2560 Microeconomics 3
EC 3580 Managerial Statistics 3
EC 4460 Money and Banking 3
Mathematics Foundations – complete one of the following: 3
MA 2200 Finite Mathematics (QRCO)
MA 2490 Applied Calculus I (QRCO)
MA 2550 Calculus I (QRCO)
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection – complete one of the following: 3
BU 2240 Business Statistics (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
General Education
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

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