Bachelor of Science/Accountancy Option Program At the Craig School of Business, undergraduate
students majoring in Business Administration will receive a Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration degree. Within that degree, students must choose an option
(specialization). The Department of Accountancy offers an option in Accountancy within
the Bachelor of Science in the Business Administration degree program. This option
qualifies students for the exams for Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified
Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Students majoring in Business Administration are required to take a: (1) common set
of university prescribed courses (referred to as General Education classes (“GE”);
(2) common set of business classes (referred to as pre-business and business “core”),
and (3) a series of specialized courses related to their option (option courses).
Option Catalog Requirements
Accounting Option Flowchart
Accounting Minor Requirements
ACCT 4A, ACCT 4B, ACCT 120A, ACCT 120B (14 units)
Select upper-division courses from: ACCT 132, ACCT 144, ACCT 145, ACCT 146, ACCT 148,
ACCT 162, ACCT 165, ACCT 167, ACCT 169, & ACCT 187 (7-8 units)
Total (21-22 units)
Students must earn a grade of at least C in each course.
All minors also require a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.
No course taken for the business minors can be graded on a CR/NC basis except for
courses with mandatory CR/NC grading. Courses in a major cannot be applied toward
a minor unless designated as "additional requirements.
Not open to Pre-Business or Business Administration majors.
Gleim Publications - A website that provides information to students regarding careers in accounting
and various accounting professional designations.
National Society of Accountants - An organization with members who are usually sole practitioners or partners in small
to medium size firms.
IMA - Official web site of the Institute of Management Accountants.
The CPA Journal - Includes archives for 10 years of the journal with a friendly interface for searching
SmartPros.Com - A web site targeted to accounting professionals and students. Select the Students
tab from the home page for valuable student information.
Rutgers Accounting Web (RAW) - A useful starting point for a variety of accounting related material, including
a link to the FASB.