Catalog 2010-2012


The Accounting major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics. 


Required business core:

  Business Administration, Interdepartmental: 100:010; 100:020 .....0 hours

  Accounting: 120:030; 120:031.....6 hours

  Marketing: 130:101.....3 hours

  Management: 150:080; 150:100; 150:153; 150:154; 150:175.....15 hours

  Finance: 160:151.....3 hours

  Economics: 920:020*; 920:053; 920:054; 920:070*.....12 hours


  Accounting: 120:129; 120:130; 120:131; 120:132; 120:134; 120:136.....18 hours

57 hours


While Accounting majors are not required to take accounting electives, the following electives are offered: 120:135, 120:139, 120:141, 120:142, 120:145. Depending on individual career goals and professional certification requirements, certain electives may be highly recommended in addition to the required courses. Students who wish to be a candidate for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination should follow the requirements of the Iowa Board of Accountancy.

*In addition to the required 57 hours, 920:020 and 920:070 have as a prerequisite 800:072 or equivalent.  800:072 will satisfy Category 1C of the Liberal Arts Core.