Accounting Major

Major in Accounting
Dr. Mou'd Rujoub
Accounting Program Coordinator

Description and Objectives

The Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting provides introductory and advanced courses in financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation and accounting information technology and business solutions. Successful students are prepared for staff level positions in various types of business organizations and nonprofit entities.

Students majoring in accounting will be expected, through proper faculty advisement, to attain a desirable level of proficiency in the English language, mathematics, and computer science. To develop educational breadth and depth, majors will be required to sample widely from the arts, humanities, natural, and social sciences.

Students seeking professional careers in Accounting, particularly with public accounting firms are encouraged to remember that in the state of Connecticut the Connecticut Accounting CPA requires 120 college semester credits completed in order to sit for the exam. However, to be awarded the Connecticut CPA Certification, students must have completed a total of 150 college semester credits. Students are encouraged to take courses and major-minor combinations that will help their professional careers.

Requirements and Resources

Program Admission

Program Coordinator

Dr. Moh’d RuJoub
(860) 465-5284

Major Declaration

Students may declare a major in Accounting at any time and be assigned a Accounting Program faculty adviser. Students majoring in Accounting will be required to register their intent with the accounting faculty no later than the end of their sophomore year. Eastern’s Bachelor of Science program in Accounting will be primarily a junior/senior course of study and admission to the program will be competitive.

Current Eastern students changing their major to Accounting should print and complete the Change of Major Form and submit the form in person to:

Karen Krowley
Webb Hall 423
(860) 465-4627)

Minimum GPA

The minimum GPA Required to declare a major in Accounting is 2.7. If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.7 for two consecutive semesters, you will be dismissed from the program.

Students dismissed from the major may re-declare once their GPA is above 2.7 again.

Major Capstone Course

The Capstone Course within the Accounting Major is ACC 420 – Accounting Info Tech. and Business Solutions. Before enrolling in ACC 420, students must successfully complete ACC 302 – Intermediate Accounting II and ACC 310 – Cost Accounting I.

The LAC Tier-3 Course within Accounting Major is ACC 411 – Contemporary Issues in Accounting. Before enrolling in ACC 411, students must successfully complete ACC 303 – Intermediate Accounting III.

Transfer Students

The Department of Business Administration extends a warm welcome to transfer students from within Connecticut, from other states, and from other countries. Check with one of our Accounting faculty advisors on all transfer questions related to this major. Students must take 24 credits of courses to earn a degree in Accounting at ECSU.