Accounting Major

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Chestnut Hill College offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting. The Accounting major provides students with both the theoretical background and application of the concepts, technology and procedures of accounting. Students also study the basic areas of economics, finance, marketing, and management. The study of accounting prepares the student for graduate or professional school, or for careers in public, private or non-profit accounting. A minimum Career GPA of 2.00 and a minimum Major GPA of 2.00 are required for graduation. Courses required in the major comprise the major GPA. Unless indicated, students must earn a grade of C- (1.70) or better in courses both in the major and in order to successfully complete the requirements for the major. All students majoring in Accounting are required to complete all computer proficiencies by the end of the Sophomore year.

Students planning to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination are advised to contact the State Board of Accountancy in the state in which they plan to qualify for specific educational and experience requirements mandated by that state.

Major in Accounting – 67 credits
Courses are 3 credits unless indicated.
Required in the Major:

  • ACCT-103: Financial Accounting (WOK: Problem Solving)
  • ACCT-104: Managerial Accounting (WOK: Behavioral)
  • ACCT-213: Intermediate Accounting Theory I (WOK: Behavioral)
  • ACCT-214: Intermediate Accounting Theory II (WOK: Behavioral)
  • ACCT-216: Taxes
  • ACCT-223: Cost Accounting (WOK: Behavioral)
  • ACCT-333: Auditing
  • ACCT-363: Advanced Accounting Theory I
  • ACCT-364: Advanced Accounting Theory II
  • BUSN-120: Law and the Business Enterprise (WOK: Behavioral)
  • BUSN-498: Senior Seminar
  • FINA-304: Corporate Finance (WOK: Behavioral)
  • MGMT-204: Organization and Management of Human Resources (Writing Intensive)
  • MGMT-300: Operations Management
  • MKTG-203: Marketing Principles (WOK: Behavioral)

Also required:

  • CMTC-180: Introduction to Microsoft Access (1 credit)
  • CMTC-285: Management Information Systems
  • ECON-101: Macroeconomic Principles (WOK: Behavioral)
  • ECON-102: Microeconomic Principles (WOK: Behavioral)
  • ECON-201: Principles of Finance: Money and Banking (WOK: Behavioral)
  • MATH-201: Mathematics for Management and the Social Sciences I (WOK: Problem Solving)
  • MATH-202: Mathematics for Management and the Social Sciences II (WOK: Problem Solving)
  • MATH-227: Introduction to Statistics (WOK: Problem Solving)

Sample Bachelor of Science: Accounting Major/selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation):  

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only; it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

 

Year One Fall 

15/16* 

Year Two Fall 

16/17* 

Year Three Fall 

13 

Year Four Fall 

15 

ACCT-103
ENGL-101
MATH-201
RLST-104
Language 103
FYIN-100*
ACCT-213
ECON-101
GLST-201
MATH-227
WOK or elective (4 cr)
FYIN-101*
ACCT-216
ACCT-363
ECON-201
MGMT-300
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
MKTG-203
CMTC-285
Minor #2 or elective
Minor #3 or elective
Minor #4 or elective
       

Year One Spring 

15/16* 

Year Two Spring 

16 

Year Three Spring 

15/16* 

Year Four Spring 

15 

ACCT-104
ILAR-101
MATH-202
RLST-2XX
WOK or elective
PHED #1*
Swim Test*
ACCT-214
BUSN-120
CMTC-180 (1 cr)
ECON-102
ETHS-201
MGMT-204 (WI)
ACCT-223
ACCT-364
FINA-304
Minor #1 or elective
WOK or elective
PHED #2*
ACCT-333
BUSN-498
Minor #5 or elective
Minor #6 or elective
WOK or elective

 

*Non-academic credit - these credits do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120