The goal of the Department of Accountancy is to provide students with a broadly oriented education with special attention devoted to the functions, theory and practice of accounting as related to contemporary society. As such, the accountancy curriculum prepares students for positions in public accounting, industry and the not-for-profit sector. The curriculum meets the course requirements in accountancy and business administration recommended by professional organizations and mandated by many State Boards of Accountancy. The baccalaureate program is fully accredited by the ACBSP, The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The Accountancy Department has several flexible educational options available for students planning to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. These options include: entering Thomas More College's MBA program upon receipt of the undergraduate accounting degree; selecting an additional undergraduate major field of study; pursuing one or more associate's degrees; or choosing a variety of elective courses tailored to specific career goals. Students should consult with the department chairperson early in the program to determine the plan of study best suited to their needs. The Department also actively supports the CMA, CIA and other professional certifications. Interested students should contact the department chairperson for additional information. The Accountancy Department encourages all accountancy majors to participate in the Co-op Program to gain valuable practical experience prior to graduation.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ACCOUNTANCY
- Accountancy (36 hours): ACC 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 311, 312, 401, 402, 420, 422 (ACC 101, 102 should be taken in the Freshman year)
- Business Administration (21 hours): BUA 291, 292, 301, 302, 311, 321, 341
- Economics (3 hours): ECO 105
- Mathematics (7 hours): MAT 143 and statistics (MAT208 recommended)
- Psychology (3 hours): PSY 105
- Philosophy (3 hours): PHI 215C: Business Ethics
- Information Systems (3 hours): CIS 111 or equivalent
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN ACCOUNTANCY
- Accountancy (18 hours): ACC 101, 102, 201, 202, plus 6 hours of departmental electives