The Professional Accounting major is designed to rigorously prepare students for careers in public accounting (CPA) firms, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. Several professional certificates are available to professional accounting graduates who pass competitive examinations and meet certain other requirements. For example, the Certified Public Accountant certificate, Certified Management Accountant license or Certified Internal Auditor certificate provide professional recognition to the accountants who successfully complete a comprehensive professional examination and meet an experience requirement.
Requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination vary from state to state. Experience requirements for the license also vary from state to state. Therefore, students must obtain current information from the Board of Accountancy within the state from which they seek licensure.
The undergraduate business policies can be found on the School of Business advising page.
- Students must declare and complete the minimum BSB Pre-Major requirements or have completed the minimum Pre-Major requirements through transfer work prior to declaring for any BSB major.
- ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree; however, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.
Grade Requirements for Graduation: a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major and a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.
|Bachelor of Science in Business Pre-Major|
|Pre-Major General Education (5 out of 6 required with a C or 2.0 GPA or higher per university requirements for full major declaration)|
|BACR - Humanities and Arts|
|BACR - Humanities and Arts|
|BACR - Natural Sciences|
|BACR - Natural Sciences|
|Pre-Major Lower Division Business Core (Completion of 6 out of 8 required with a 2.5 GPA or higher for full major declaration)||37|
|PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING|
|PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING|
|BUSINESS STATISTICS 1|
|INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS (satisfies BACR - Social Sciences)|
|INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS (satisfies BACR - Social Sciences)|
|COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION (satisfies English proficiency)|
or MATH 142
|PRECALCULUS MATH II|
or MATH 161
or HONS 161
|Required Business Administration Core|
|Upper Division Courses|
|DSCI 346||BUSINESS STATISTICS 2||4|
|FINC 335||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGMT 326||ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR||4|
|MKTG 310||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||4|
|MISC 311||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS||4|
|OPSM 330||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||4|
|Required Professional Accounting Courses|
|ACCT 351||INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I||4|
|ACCT 352||INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II||4|
|ACCT 353||INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III||4|
|ACCT 356||COST ACCOUNTING||4|
|ACCT 359||ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS||4|
|ACCT 454||FEDERAL INCOME TAX||4|
|Electives–choose two courses from the following||8|
|ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE AND CERTIFICATION|
|EXPERIENTIAL TAX PREPARATION|
|ACCOUNTING CAREER PREPARATION|
|Required Senior Capstone|
|MGMT 490||DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
Students should declare the Pre-Major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSB) if interested in majoring in:
The BSB Pre-Major is designed to provide students with exposure to Lower Division Business Core topics to assist students in identifying a major that aligns with their interests. Combined with the General Education requirements, students will gain a foundation for success in all areas of study.
Students should declare the pre-major as soon as identifying an interest in one of the BSB programs and they will then be periodically informed of BSB-related activities. Students must complete the minimum pre-major coursework with the specified grade requirements prior to declaring the full major and continuing with upper-division coursework.
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
Degree Works calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BSB in Professional Accounting from EWU should be able to do the following:
- develop awareness of diverse perspectives and cultures and their impact on the communication of accounting information in the international arena;
- generate, interpret and communicate accounting information for use in decision making;
- identify ethical issues and apply personal values and professional codes of conduct to resolve ethical issues, including social responsibility and environmental reporting issues.