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2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Accounting - BS

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Jon M. Hunstman School of Business

School of Accountancy

Accounting Major Requirements

For a bachelor’s degree in accounting, students must complete at least 120 credits, including at least 30 credits in accounting and at least 90 credits in nonaccounting courses. At least 12 credits of upper-division accounting courses must be completed through the USU School of Accountancy. To qualify for graduation as an accounting major, a student must have an accounting and an overall GPA of at least 2.5. All accounting majors are required to complete the General Education requirements  and the University Studies Depth Education requirements , the Huntsman School of Business Acumen, and the Required Accounting Courses.

  •   will fulfill the American Institutions Breadth requirement
  •   will fulfill the Social Sciences Breadth requirement
  • For Huntsman School of Business students, courses taken for their major will meet the Exploration requirement.   will fulfill the Exploration requirement for Accounting majors.
  •   will cover one of the two courses required for the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • For Huntsman School of Business students, course taken for their major will meet the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Students must complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories for the Depth Course requirements: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)


Accounting Major Four Year Plan (Suggested Schedule)

Please meet with your advisor to complete your specific four year plan.

Freshman Year (30 credits)

First Semester (15 credits)

Sophomore Year (31 credits)

First Semester (16 credits)

Second Semester (15 credits)

Take and pass intermediate accounting entrance exam, during this semester

Junior Year (30 credits)

Senior Year (29 credits)

First Semester (16-17 credits)

Second Semester (12-13 credits)


  • Students must have 120 credits to graduate with a BA, Bachelor of Arts, or BS, Bachelor of Science, degree
  • Elective credits needed will be determined on an individual basis (a student with continuing education, AP credits, and Language credits may not require additional elective credits)
  • Completing a minor is recommended to fulfill elective credits
  • Individual and professional development opportunities are encouraged, see for specific information
  • An advanced internship is recommended during Senior year

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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