Accounting (Bachelor of Science)

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science 4
MS 112 Precalculus Algebra 3
History 1 3
CBA 115 Business Fundamentals/Orientation 3
EH Composition sequence 3
Fine Arts 3
Natural Science 4
ST 260 Statistics/Quantitative Methods I 3
Literature 1 3
EC 221 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I 3
FIN 292 Legal and Social Environment 3
ST 261 Statistics/Quantitative Methods II 3
Literature/History 1 3
EC 222 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Select one of the following: 2 3
Principles of Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Introduction to Anthropology  
ACC 210 Principles of Accounting II 3
CS 201
Introduction to Information Technology
or Fundamentals of Computing
 Total Hours59
Plan of Study Grid
ACC 301 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 310 Financial Accounting I 3
ACC 305 Data Analytics for Accounting 3
CBA 330 Business Professionalism 3
FIN 301 Business Finance 3
MGT 301 Principles of Management 3
EH 141 Speech 3
ACC 360 Financial Accounting II (WI) 3
CBA 350 Business Communications (WI) 3
CBA 390 Operations Management 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
CBA 396 International Business 3
IME 375 Introduction to e-Commerce 3
ACC 372 Income Tax Accounting 3
ACC 477
or Internal Auditing
Select one of the following: 3
Money and Banking  
Intermediate Microeconomics  
Intermediate Macroeconomics  
CBA 469 Business Policy and Strategy 3
ACC 371 Cost Accounting 3
Accounting Electives 6 6
General Elective 1
 Total Hours61

CPA Examination Requirements

To be eligible for an initial sitting for the uniform written Certified Public Accountant Examination in Alabama, a person must have completed a total of 120 semester hours of postsecondary education, including a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university. This education must include a major /concentration in accounting. Details of the requirements may be found at:

Students who desire to be a CPA in Alabama should consult with the associate dean/MBA director for assistance in planning a course of study that includes the appropriate additional undergraduate or graduate coursework.