The undergraduate (four year) program consists of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business with a major in Accounting. The B.S. degree combines a general background in business with an appropriate number of Junior-Senior accounting and business law courses to prepare students for successful entry into an accounting career.
Bachelor of Science Requirements
Accounting majors are required to achieve a cumulative 2.0 grade point average for the total of all Accounting (ACCT) courses for which they have been registered at the University of Connecticut, excluding grades and credits for independent studies and internships.
In addition to the School of Business residence requirements for all majors, an Accounting major must complete ACCT 3005 in residence at the University of Connecticut. Education Abroad courses may not be used to meet this requirement.
Required Major Courses
Students majoring in accounting may choose a curriculum that prepares them for professional examinations which are part of the certification procedures that lead to designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Students preparing for the CPA examination should also apply for the MS in Accounting Program. The MS in Accounting is a 30-credit program designed to meet the 150-hour education requirement to earn the CPA designation in Connecticut. Students preparing for the CMA examination should consult with their accounting advisor regarding the appropriate elective courses to take.
Internships in Accounting
Many students who major in accounting participate in an internship. Currently, the Accounting Department has internships during both spring semester and the summer. During the period of internship, the students are employed and supervised by firms and participate in various types of accounting or auditing work.
Participation in these programs usually occurs during the sixth or seventh semester or the summer between the student’s junior and senior year. This experience contributes to the development and growth of the students who are chosen for the work.