The accounting minor is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge in accounting and focused knowledge in one of the primary areas of accounting practice. The foundational knowledge is provided by ACCT 200 and ACCT 201 and further supplemented by ACCT 307 and 308. More focused knowledge is available in taxation (ACCT 311), nonprofit and governmental accounting (ACCT 415), cost accounting (ACCT 425) or audit (ACCT 304 and ACCT 490).
The minor is not intended to prepare students for the CPA exam; however, it does represent adequate accounting knowledge for entry into a student’s selected area of focus. The minor can also be used as entry into the Master of Science in Accountancy program which would provide students with the qualifications necessary to sit for the CPA exam and enter the accounting profession without completion of the business core. In addition, the minor could significantly enhance the knowledge base and marketability of students in related disciplines such as actuarial science, business analytics, criminal justice, finance and information systems.
The accounting minor requires 15 to 18 hours and consists of the following required and optional courses: