Program Description

The BSAC program consists of 40 classes and 1800 lecture hours for 180 credits. Students who take two classes per quarter may complete the program in five years, or 20 quarters. This program prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions, cost-accounting, budget control, tax accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization, and productions, marketing, and business decision-making.

Program Objective

The program prepares students for entry-level bookkeeping or accounting clerk positions in the business, non-profit and governmental sectors by developing the theoretical and practical competencies necessary for entry level success. Students will also be exposed to such computerized accounting operations as QuickBooks, TurboTax, and Peachtree.

Professional Core component 31.5 credits/7 courses

  • ACC100 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS100 Introduction to Business
  • BUS110 Strategies for Professional Success OR COM100 Leadership, Strategy, and Communication
  • BUS220 Business Technologies
  • ECO100 Principles of Economics
  • LEG100 Business Law I
  • GIS480 Spatial Business Intelligence and GIS OR
  • HCM300 Intro to Health Informatics

General Studies 58.5 credits/13 courses

  • ENG110 English Composition
  • ENG200 Research and Writing
  • MAT100 College Algebra
  • MAT310 Descriptive Statistics
  • POL350 Contemporary International Problems
  • POL400 Geopolitics

Humanities: Choose four out of the following courses:

  • HUM100 Introduction to the Humanities
  • HUM110 Origin of Western Culture
  • HUM230 World Literature
  • HUM200 Creative and Critical Thinking
  • HUM400 Philosophy and Religion
  • HUM410 Ethics
  • HUM420 Comparative Religion
  • HUM430 Religion in America

Science: Choose one out of the following courses:

  • SCI210 Environment and Health OR SCI200 Science and Society

Social Sciences: Choose two out of the following courses:

  • PSY100 Introduction to Psychology SOC101 Introduction to Sociology ANT200 Introduction to Anthropology

Major component 58.5 credits/13 courses

  • ACC200 Principles of Accounting II
  • ACC240 Managerial Accounting
  • ACC250 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC260 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC270 Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACC340 Cost Accounting
  • ACC350 Fund Accounting
  • ACC400 Auditing
  • ACC420 Advanced Accounting
  • ACC499 Capstone: Accounting (To be taken in last or next to last quarter).
  • BUS280 Business Ethics
  • TAX101 Principles of Taxation
  • TAX302 Federal Taxation

Electives 31.5 credits/7 courses selected with an approval from the Academic Advisor.