May 27, 2019  
University Catalog 2013-2014 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
University Catalog 2013-2014 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration: Option in Accounting, B.S.


A total of 186 units are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with the Accounting option. This option prepares students for careers in either Public Accounting, serving clients professionally in the areas of financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxes and systems; or Managerial Accounting, dealing with the functions of the controller in a business firm, or an institutional or governmental agency; or internal auditing. All degree candidates must complete 78 units in courses outside the College of Business and Economics. See the Undergraduate Studies: General Information  for details concerning these other units. The Business Administration major with an option in Accounting requires completion of 72 units in core courses and 36 units in the option. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Freshman applicants wishing to major in Business Administration, Option Accounting should select Business Administration, Accounting (Freshman) on their CSU Mentor application and, if admitted, they will be matriculated as Undeclared with an Interest in Business Administration, Option Accounting.

Continuing Students:
Once admitted and enrolled in the University, students should contact the Accounting Department to learn more about how to become a Business Administration, Option Accounting major. To be admitted to the Accounting major, continuing students must meet all of the additional supplemental program admission criteria:

  • Have a minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.5 in at least 45 units of degree eligible coursework;
  • Have a grade of C or above in the Lower Division Accounting courses, including Acct 210 and Acct 211 or equivalent classes.

In order to be eligible for the baccalaureate in Accounting, students must achieve a grade of C or above in all Accounting courses.

Upper Division Applicants (New and Returning):

  • Applicants wishing to major in Accounting should select Business Administration, Option Accounting (Transfer) on their CSU Mentor application.
  • Applicants must meet all of the additional supplemental program admission criteria:
    • Have a minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.5*;
    • Have a grade of C or above in the Lower Division Accounting courses, including Acct 210 and Acct 211 or equivalent classes.
  • Students continuing in the major must meet both of the following criteria:
    • Achieve a grade of C or above in all Accounting courses;
    • Cannot receive two grades lower than a C in two (2) sections of accounting courses above 320 or they will be dropped from the major. This could be less than a C grade twice in one accounting course or less than a C grade in two different accounting courses.

Core Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (72 units)


Option Requirements for Accounting (36 units)


Program Standards


Note the following accounting program standards.