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Accounting Courses & Requirements

Completing the Accounting major requires at most 64 credits in total. The major and Gordon’s core curriculum fit easily into a 4-year undergraduate program. The following courses are required:

Required foundational courses

ECB101  Principles of Microeconomics
ECB102  Principles of Macroeconomics
ECB211  Statistics in Business and Economics
ECB311  Intermediate Microeconomics

One of the following courses or equivalent validation:

MAT134  Survey of Calculus
MAT141  Calculus I

Accounting core

ECB117, 118  Principles of Accounting I, II
ECB247  Financial Management
ECB320  Business Law
ECB352, 353  Intermediate Accounting I, II
ECB364  Federal Income Taxation
ECB443  Auditing
ECB492  Senior Seminar: Management, Strategy and Ethics

One of the following courses:

ECB361  Forensic Accounting
ECB362  Cost Accounting

One of the following courses:

ECB245  Principles of Management
ECB277  Principles of Marketing

Double majors in accounting and business administration will not be allowed to use the following accounting courses as electives for their business administration major: ECB 352, 353, 362, 364, 443. Students must continuously maintain a 2.0 GPA within the major.

ACCOUNTING MAJOR 150 CREDIT HOURS FOR CPA EXAM PREPARATION SCHEDULE
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Requirements for the minor in accounting

For some students this is a good pairing with majors in business, economics or finance or of course with majors in other departments. It requires 24 credits total: 

ECB101  Principles of Microeconomics
ECB117, 118  Principles of Accounting I, II
ECB352, 353  Intermediate Accounting I, II

Four credits of electives from the following:

ECB361  Forensic Accounting
ECB362  Cost Accounting
ECB364  Federal Income Taxation
ECB443  Auditing