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Begin Date: Summer Session 2005
End Date: Fall Semester 2006- UCA

Accounting - ARCHIVE

Capital College (ACCT)

PROFESSOR STEPHEN SCHAPPE, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Business

This major helps students prepare for careers in auditing and public accounting, industrial and managerial accounting, and in governmental and non-public accounting. It also provides a sound background for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in accounting or related fields. Students who complete the prescribed courses and earn a bachelor of science degree will satisfy the academic requirements. Graduates may also elect to pursue other professional certifications, including certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFA), and Certified Government Financial Manager (DGFM). Because the Harrisburg area is the center of industry and economic development for south-central Pennsylvania, students are provided with many opportunities to experience the world of business.

For a B.S. in Accounting a minimum of 122 credits is required. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be taken at the Capital College. No more than 61 credits should be from business and business-related courses.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Accounting major requires the completion of 9 entry-to-major courses: ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3), MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4), ACCTG 211(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4) or M I S 103(3), M I S 204(2), STAT 200 GQ(4) or MS&IS 200(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), B A 243(4) and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average. Additional information about this major is available in the office of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Business at Penn State Harrisburg.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(10-12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education Course Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: Select 6-7 credits of non-business courses.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 81-82 credits
(This includes 10-12 credits of General Education Courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 4-6 credits of GQ courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (58 credits)
ACCTG 211(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
B A 243(4) (Sem: 1-4)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
M I S 204(2) (Sem: 1-4)
FINAN 320(3), BUS 361(3), BUS 364W US;IL(3), BUS 462(3), INFSY 390(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MNGMT 310(3), MRKT 370(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ACCT 301(3)[1], ACCT 310(3), ACCT 340(3)[1], ACCT 400(3)[1], ACCT 401(3)[1], ACCT 430(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17-18 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from M I S 103(3) or CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 4 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 4 credits from MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits from the following: ACCT 410(3), ACCT 420(3), ACCT 431(3), ACCT 435(3), ACCT 440(3), ACCT 450(3), ACCT 460(3), ACCT 470 IL(3), ACCT 489(3), ACCT 494(1-12), ACCT 496(1-18), ACCT 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from 200-400 level business courses from: ACCT, BUS, ECNMS, FINAN, INFSY, MNGMT, or MRKT in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 3-8)

[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: Summer Session 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-05-010

Review Date: 03/01/05

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