The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is one of Caldwell University’s signature business programs, providing an essential platform for students to find employment in a variety of accounting and business arenas. Students who graduate from the Caldwell Accounting program are equipped to readily find employment and are well on their way to preparing for the CPA exam. Caldwell Accounting students are recruited by accounting firms of all sizes, as well as by industry and government agencies. A five-year BS/MS Accounting option is available.
Requirements for a B.S. in Accounting
DEGREE: Bachelor of Science
|Liberal Arts and Sciences Core||49 credits|
|Major in Accounting||63 credits|
|Open Electives||8 credits|
STUDENTS WHO MAJOR IN ACCOUNTING MUST COMPLETE:
BU 105 Contemporary Business
BU 110 Business Communications
BU 205 Principles of Economics I (liberal arts core social science requirement for business majors)
BU 208 Introduction to International Business
BU 210 Principles of Economics II
BU 211 Accounting I
BU 212 Accounting II
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications
BU 221 Marketing
BU 260 Leading & Managing Holistically
CS 285 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems
BU 305 Introduction to Statistics
BU 321 Intermediate Accounting I
BU 322 Intermediate Accounting II
BU 323 Cost Accounting
BU 325 Auditing
BU 332 Federal Income Taxes
BU 337 Principles of Finance
BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I
BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy
BU 430 Advanced Topics in Accounting
BU 436 Operations & Project Management
Note: Accounting majors are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship (BU 487).
This program is accredited by ACBSP.
In addition to the outcomes achieved in the Business Administration program, the accounting program develops effective analytical and qualitative business knowledge and skills to become accounting professionals and ethically-aware decision makers who can apply accounting and business knowledge in organizations. Students complete advanced courses in auditing, cost accounting, intermediate accounting, federal taxation, and “Advanced Topics in Accounting” to obtain an in-depth study of accounting principles, professional accounting standards, and current topics in the accounting community. Students engage in active learning exercises that are captured in a portfolio and program assessment activities, including case studies, pre- and post- testing, simulations, debates, and internet-based activities.