Accounting B.B.A.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum 16
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum 211
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum 312
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
ACCT   2101Financial Accounting3
ACCT   2102Managerial Accounting3
BUSA   1105Introduction to Business3
CISM   2530Advanced Business Applications3
ECON   2106Business Economics3
LSTD   2106Legal Environment of Business3
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Specific Requirements Beyond Area F
ACCT   4130Accounting Information Systems3
BUSA   3131Business Statistics3
BUSA   3132Applied Statistics and Optimization3
BUSA   4131Strategic Management3
FINC   3131Principles of Corporate Finance3
MGNT   3130Principles of Management3
MGNT   3430Operations Management3
MKTG   3131Principles of Marketing3
Major Requirements
ACCT   3131Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT   3132Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT   3231Managerial Accounting II3
ACCT   3330Income Tax3
ACCT   4133Intermediate Accounting III3
ACCT   4430Auditing3
ACCT XXXXAny approved 4000 or 5000 level Elective6
Select 12 credit hours of Electives (should be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor)12
Total Credit Hours126

Area C - Recommended: Public Speaking (COMM   1110) (3)


Area D - Required: Survey of Calculus (MATH   1232) (3)


Area E - Recommended: Introduction to Psychology (PSYC   1101) (3) or Introduction to Sociology (SOCI   1101) (3)

Honors in Accounting 

To graduate with Honors in Accounting, a student must:

  •  be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  •  successfully complete BUSA 3620H Honors Business Seminar and BUSA 3610H Honors Research Seminar; *
  •  successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  •  be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Honors students in the College of Business are strongly encouraged to take BUSA 1105H, ECON 2105H, ACCT 2101H, ACCT 2102H, LTSD 2106H, and CISM 2530H.

* Note:  BUSA 3620H and BUSA 3610H  together count toward a business  degree program as 3 hours of free elective credit, meaning that business honors students have 3 hours less of free elective credit towards their degree than non-honors business students.

School of Accountancy (SOA) Progression Requirements

  1. Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required accounting courses in order to progress in the accounting program.
  2. A student may repeat a maximum of two required accounting courses.
  3. Students will not be allowed to repeat an accounting course more than twice.
  4. A student who earns a grade of “D”, “F”, or “W” in a required accounting course and wishes to continue in the major must write a letter directed to the SOA Director requesting permission to continue in the accounting major. Students should submit the letter a minimum of three weeks prior to the anticipated date of reentry into an accounting course. Requests to repeat a course are considered by the School of Accountancy Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee on an individual basis and the student is notified in writing of the decision of the Committee. The committee will consider input from the student’s instructor(s) in making its decision and the submission of a letter requesting permission to retake the course constitutes permission for the committee to consult the instructor(s) for relevant information regarding the student’s performance in the course. If the approval is granted, the student may repeat the course at its next offering pending space availability.
  5. Students given permission to repeat a required accounting course may be advised and/or required to complete a remedial study program to alleviate any areas of deficit identified by the student’s prior performance in the course. Denial of a request to repeat a required accounting course, or a third failure to successfully complete a course (grade of “D”, “F”, or “W”) will result in the dismissal of the student from the accounting program/major.
  6. Dismissal from the accounting program does not affect the ability of the student to progress in the College or the University in another major.
  7. Students who are dismissed from the accounting program because they cannot enroll in a required accounting course (due to #2, #3 or #5) may appeal the program dismissal to the Dean of the College of Business Administration or his/her delegate (Appeals Officer). Students who wish to appeal their dismissal should write a letter to the Appeals Officer requesting permission to continue in the accounting major.
  8. Credit from Other Sources - A student is to obtain written permission from the SOA Director prior to registration for academic credit at other institutions or by independent study and will not be allowed to complete academic credit at other institutions for a course previously attempted at Georgia Southern University except in rare and exceptional circumstances.
  9. Strict adherence to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Code of Professional Conduct is required of all accounting students. Failure to comply with these professional standards will result in review and action by the School of Accountancy faculty and could result in the student’s dismissal from the accounting program.


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