Begin Date: Fall Semester 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
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. The major meets the requirements for taking the CPA and CMA professional examinations.
For the B.S. degree in Accounting, a minimum of 120 credits is required. A student enrolled in this major must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course.
ACCOUNTING MINOR: Students must take ACCTG 211(4), 310(4), 320(3), 412(3), and select 6 credits of additional ACNTG courses (at least 3 credits at the 400 level) for a total of 20 credits.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(15 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
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: 64 credits
CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 3-4)
ACNTG 310(4), 311(3), 320(3), FNC 300(3), MANGT 300(3), 310(3), MKTG 300(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ACNTG 410(3), 412(3), 422(3), 423(3), MANGT 470W(3) (Sem: 7-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES: 13 credits
MATH 110 GQ(4) or 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from ECNS 470(3), MANGT 480 DF(3), MRKTG 470 DF(3), or other 400-level international business course (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from ACNTG 340(3), 413(3), 420(3), 421(3), 495(1-18), 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 9-12 credits from one of the following nonbusiness supporting course areas: international studies, education abroad, foreign language, quantitative methods, or writing and speaking skills (see school list of approved courses) (See the Admission section of the general information in the front of this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses.) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 0-3 credits from a second supporting course group (see School list of approved courses) (Sem: 1-8)
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1994
Blue Sheet Item #: 22-05-057
Review Date: 6/8/99 (General Education Update)