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.

HighlightsDegree BreakdownDegree Requirements

These are the specialized courses you will have an opportunity to take for this degree option:

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Income Taxes
  • Investment Principles
  • Commercial Law
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Auditing Practices
  • Seminar in Finance
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Money and Banking
  • Core courses ensure that students are prepared for diverse professional opportunities.
  • General Education courses develop strong writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Students may opt to take introductory courses, which will allow them to identify their strengths, before choosing a major.
  • Hands-on learning activities and faculty with extensive experience bring the real world into the
  • Individualized career services are available to all students.

Breakdown of 122-credit business degree

General Education

Improve core skills essential to success

  • Composition
  • First Year Seminar
  • 2 Creative Thought Classes
  • 2 Past and Present Classes
  • 2 Scientific Inquiry Classes
  • 2 Self and Society Classes
  • Wellness Connection Classes



Business Core

Build a solid foundation of  business knowledge

  • Finite Math or Calculus
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Organizational Communications
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management



Upper-level Business
and Free Electives

Develop deeper and broader abilities

  • Upper-level business classes and free electives



Accounting, Bachelor of Science

122 credits

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 2015-2016 Catalog.


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