B.S. in Accounting

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.

Major Requirement Statement of Outcomes Assessment

Requirements for a B.S. in Accounting
DEGREE: Bachelor of Science

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core         49 credits
Major in Accounting          60 credits
Open Electives         11   credits
Total      120  credits

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      Principles of Management
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

Note: Accounting majors are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship (BU 487).

This program is ACBSP-accredited.

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.