The objective of the baccalaureate degree program in accountancy is to provide students with accounting and business knowledge that will serve as a basis for careers in industry, government, non-profit organizations and public accountancy.
The baccalaureate program also prepares students for entry into the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) professional degree program.
The reports releasedby the Public Accounting Report in the October and November 2012 newsletters revealed the following:
- Undergraduate program ranked #35 nationally among all programs (previously not in top 50)
- Undergraduate program ranked #3 nationally among schools with 15 or fewer full-time faculty
Requirements for the Major
In addition to university degree and business core requirements, students must complete 24 credit hours in accounting courses.
Required Courses (18 credit hours)
The following courses are required courses that must be taken by all accounting majors:
Course Title Cr. hr.
ACG 3103 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
ACG 3113 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
ACG 3341 Cost Accounting and Control I 3
ACG 3401 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACG 4632 Auditing I 3
TAX 4001 Concepts of Federal Income Taxation 3
Accounting Electives (6 credit hours)
Accounting electives can be selected from among those 4000- and 5000-level classes that have ACG and TAX prefixes.
What Kinds of Jobs are There for Accounting Majors?
One of the top programs in the nation, USF's accounting program prepares students for private or public accounting, auditing, taxation, accounting information systems, or consulting.
Accounting majors have additional admission requirements beyond the entry requirements to the College of Business as listed in the General Requirements section. The two requirements are
- A minimum 75 percent score on a "competency exam" covering principles of financial accounting (ACG 2021) and principles of managerial accounting (ACG 2071) prior to taking any ACG or TAX course at the 3000 level or higher and
- Successful completion of ACG 3103 (intermediate I) with a minimum grade of C (not C-), on no more than two attempts. "W" grades count as an attempt.