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ODU's Accounting program provides adult students with the opportunity to develop the appropriate skills and knowledge for entry-level accounting positions or to continue into graduate studies. 
Program highlights:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
  • Available double major with B.S. in Business Administration.
  • Minors available: Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Insurance & Risk Management, and Marketing.
  • MBA 4 + 1 option to earn your B.S. and MBA in five years.
  • Program aligned with CPA and CMA exam knowledge area requirements.

Course Requirements & Descriptions

  • B.S. in Accounting

    Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in addition to the major requirements listed below.

    Major Courses Credits
    ACT 310 Intermediate Accounting I 3*
    ACT 320 Intermediate Accounting II 3*
    ACT 340 Cost Accounting 3*
    ACT 410 Accounting Information Systems 3*
    ACT 421 Individual Taxation 3*
    ACT 422 Business Taxation & Research 3*
    ACT 430 Auditing & Assurance Services 3*
    ACT 440 Advanced Accounting 3*
    Business Core Courses Credits
    ACT 210 Accounting for Financial Decision Making 3*
    ACT 220 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 3*
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 3*
    BUS 240 Management & Organization Behavior 3*
    BUS 250 Legal Environment of Business  3* 
    BUS 318 Business & Society 3*
    BUS 343 Human Resource Management 3*
    BUS 479 CORE: Strategic Management 3*
    CIS 107 Computer Applications 3*
    ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics 3*
    ECN 20L Principles of Macroeconomics 3*
    FIN 325 Managerial Finance  3* 
    Required Correlatives Credits
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    PHL 346 Principles of Business Ethics 3
    Total Credits Required 66

     * Used to calculate the Major GPA
  • Sample 4-Year Plan for B.S. in Accounting
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 ACT 220
    ECN 207 BUS 220
    ACT 210 CIS 107
    MTH 140 ECN 208
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ACT 310 ACT 320
    BUS 240 ACT 340
    CORE 279 BUS 250
    LNG 242 BUS 318
    Social/Behavioral Science THL
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 379 ACT 430
    ACT 421 ACT 422
    BUS 343 PHL 346
    LIT THL
    PHL HST
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ACT 440
    BUS 479
    FIN 325
    Required Elective
    Natural Science
    Elective 
    Art/Music/Theatre
    Elective
    Elective
    Elective
    • Required elective: choose one 3-credit course from the following: ACT 260, ACT 270, ACT 355, ACT 360, ACT 410, ACT 425, ACT 450, IBA 311
    • Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years