Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
See Core Curriculum for required courses and credit hours in Area A1 through Area E.
|General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)||42|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Introduction to Business|
|Advanced Business Applications|
|Principles of Macroeconomics (if taken in Area E, substitute LSTD 2106)|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Specific Requirements Beyond Area F|
|ACCT 4130||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|BUSA 3131||Business Statistics||3|
|BUSA 3132||Applied Statistics and Optimization||3|
|BUSA 4131||Strategic Management||3|
|FINC 3131||Principles of Corporate Finance||3|
|LSTD 2106||Legal Environment of Business (if ECON 2105 taken in Area E, then substitute into Area F)||0-3|
|MATH 1232||Survey of Calculus (if not taken in Area A-E)||0-3|
|MGNT 3130||Principles of Management||3|
|MGNT 3430||Operations Management||3|
|MKTG 3131||Principles of Marketing||3|
|ACCT 3131||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 3132||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 3231||Managerial Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 3330||Income Tax||3|
|ACCT 4133||Intermediate Accounting III||3|
|ACCT XXXX||Any approved 4000 level Elective||6|
|Select 6 credit hours of Electives (should be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor) unless ECON 2105 and/or MATH 1232 are used to meet requirements in Areas A-E in which case students will take up to 12 credit hours of Electives||6-12|
|Total Credit Hours||124|
Honors in Accounting
To graduate with Honors in Accounting, a student must:
- be admitted to the University Honors Program;
- successfully complete Research Seminar (BUSA 3610) and Business Seminar (BUSA 3620); 1
- 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 Introduction to Business (BUSA 1105), Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 2105), Financial Accounting (ACCT 2101), Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2102), Legal Environment of Business (LSTD 2106), and Advanced Business Applications (CISM 2530).
Note: BUSA 3610 and BUSA 3620 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
- Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required accounting courses in order to progress in the accounting program.
- A student may repeat a maximum of two required accounting courses.
- Students will not be allowed to repeat an accounting course more than twice.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dismissal from the accounting program does not affect the ability of the student to progress in the College or the University in another major.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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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