Requirements for the major

Core business curriculum:

The core business curriculum includes courses that may reside within the School of Business or in some other discipline and are foundational to all majors in the School.

All School of Business majors require the following classes (37 hours):

  1. One of MATH 1305 or MATH 1311
  2. ECON 1311, 1312
  3. ACCT 1301
  4. One of BAT 1101 or 1102
  5. BAT 2301, 2302, 3301
  6. BUSN 3302, 4301
  7. MGMT 2301
  8. MKTG 2301
  9. FNCE 3301

Note: ECON 1311 and ECON 1312 may not be taken on a pass/fail basis

Other general requirements:
  1. Completion of an approved study abroad experience or the successful completion of a modern foreign language course numbered 2302 or its equivalent.
  2. Completion of electives sufficient to bring the total credit hours outside of the School of Business to at least 60.
  3. Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours.
Degree Requirements

The total number of credit hours from courses particular to this degree plan is 61 (37 hours from core business curriculum + 24 hours from specific courses).

Completion of this major involves the general requirements for admission, the core business curriculum, other general requirements and:

  1. Accounting major required courses (21 hours):  ACCT 1302, 3303, 3341, 3342, 3343, 3344, and 4344
  2. Elective courses (3 hours): Students must complete at least three hours of business electives that may include ACCT 4397, ACCT 4697, or any other upper division non-core course offered or cross-listed by any department in the School of Business. Whenever possible, students are encouraged to select courses that offer significant experiential components.


  • Although not a requirement for the major, the norm is that students also complete a paid internship (ACCT 4697) during their senior year. Because the sequencing of courses is critical for students to be able to do so and to otherwise complete the academic requirements for the B.S. degree in four years, the following guidance is provided:
  • Note that a student intern will be enrolled for only 12 hours during the spring semester of the senior year; therefore, it is imperative that a minimum of 112 hours have been completed by the end of the fall semester senior year and that ACCT 3303 and BUSN 4301 be deferred until the spring semester senior year.
  • Prospective students should also note that the State of Texas requires that a CPA candidate complete a minimum of 150 credit hours in order to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. This major only partially satisfies those educational requirements, so a student intending to sit for the CPA exam will also need to complete graduate study in accounting. The Department of Accounting in the School of Business offers a two-semester Master of Science in Accounting degree program which, in combination with the B.S. in accounting, completes the hour credit and course requirements for CPA candidacy. Students interested in learning more about the accounting program should contact the Chair of the Department of Accounting for additional information.

For full admission to any School of Business major (B.Sc. or B.A.), students must first complete the following courses from the core business curriculum with grades of C or better:

  1. One of MATH 1305 or MATH 1311
  2. ACCT 1301
  3. ECON 1311
  4. BAT 2301

Note: Department Chairs may grant provisional acceptance if it is apparent that an applicant can meet the requirements for full acceptance by the end of the semester in which application is made.

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 Julie Persellin, Ph.D. (Chair)


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