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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Accounting

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (ACNTG)

The Accounting major provides an opportunity to pursue a unique program that integrates knowledge and skill in accounting and information management. It helps prepare students for positions in public accounting firms, corporations, and government, where accounting skills are essential. In addition, the accounting major provides the necessary academic training for students interested in administrative responsibilities in the area of accounting.

Entrance to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Accounting major requires the completion of 5 entry-to-major courses: ACCTG 211(4); ECON 102 GS(3); ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3); MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4); STAT 200 GQ(4) or SCM 200(4), and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

For the B.S. degree in Accounting, a minimum of 120 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 1 credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 89 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (56 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
FIN 301(3)[1], MGMT 301(3)[1], MIS 204(3), MKTG 301(3), SCM 301(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
ACCTG 310(3)[1], ACCTG 312(3)[1], ACCTG 371(4)[1], ACCTG 472(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
ACCTG 340(3)[1], ACCTG 403(3)[1], ACCTG 422(3)[1], ACCTG 450(3)[1], MGMT 471W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (21 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) or B A 243(4) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from ECON 470(3), ECON 473 IL(3)[1], FIN 471 (3)[1], MGMT 461 IL(3)[1], MKTG 445(3)[1], or other 400-level international business course (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from ACCTG 410(3)[1], ACCTG 411(3)[1], ACCTG 440(3)[1], ACCTG 495(1-18)[1], B LAW 444(3)[1], or other 300- to 400-level courses either within the major or from other business areas (see School list of approved courses) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the nonbusiness supporting course list for the major. (Sem: 1-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-01-054

Review Date: 08/24/2010

UCA Revision #1: 8/2/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/26/07

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