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

Minimum GPA: 2.7

NOTE: Students majoring in Accounting will be required to register their intent with the accounting faculty no later than the end of their sophomore year. The Bachelor of Science program will be primarily a junior/senior course of study and admission will be competitive. Students must have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to be admitted. If their cumulative GPA drops below 2.7 for two consecutive semesters, they are dismissed from the program. A 2.7 GPA is required to graduate.

All students are required to successfully complete the Business Administration Competency Exam and Advanced Business Concepts & Entrepreneurial Applications (BUS 351) before being admitted to the capstone course, Management Policy and Strategy (BUS 431).

Declaration: Students may declare a major in Accounting at any time and be assigned a ACC faculty adviser. Students should print and complete the change of major form located here

Program Contact:
Dr. Moh’d RuJoub
Accounting Coordinator – Undergraduate and Masters Program
(860) 465-5284

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