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Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) prepares students for entry into a variety of fields in accountancy, including corporate accounting, accounting information systems, and governmental accounting, as well as entry into graduate programs such as law. Effective 2001, however, the BSA is no longer sufficient to qualify students to take the CPA examination in Illinois. Therefore, students who are in the BSA program and who wish to take the CPA examination have the option of applying to the department's integrated Bachelor/Master in Accountancy program.


The course work requirements for the BSA are:

Hours Courses
4 ACCY 301-Accounting Measurement & Disclosure
4 ACCY 302—Decision Making for Accountancy
4 ACCY 303—Accounting Institutions and Regulation
4 ACCY 304—Accounting Control Systems
4 ACCY 405—Assurance and Attestation
20 Total required for accountancy major
3 ACCY 201—Accounting and Accountancy, Ia
3 ACCY 202—Accounting and Accountancy, IIa
26 Total required accountancy courses
91 Non-accountancy coursesb
7 Electives (either accountancy or non-accountancy)
124 Total for BSA
a ACCY 201 and ACCY 202 are requirements in the College of Business core.
b Includes composition, general education, foreign language, and non-accountancy College of Business.


A limit of 33 hours of accountancy courses (including ACCY 201 and ACCY 202) may be counted toward the 124 total hours required for the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

Accountancy majors shall take all accountancy courses for grade and not on a creditno credit basis. The Department does not look favorably on any business courses taken on a credit-no credit basis when evaluating applications for admission to its Master's programs or to the second stage of its Bachelor/Master in Accountancy program.

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