BS in Accounting

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Accounting degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Business Administration section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
General and Basic Course Requirements 45
Business Core 45
Major Requirements24
Business Electives 6
Total Hours120

General and Basic Course Requirements

See General and Basic Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

See Business Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
ACTG 315Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACTG 316Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACTG 326Cost Accounting3
ACTG 435Auditing3
ACTG 445Federal Income Tax I3
ACTG 470Ethical Environment of Business3
ACTG 474Accounting Information Systems3
ACTG 493Accounting Cases, Research and Analysis3
Total Hours24

Business Electives

Courses
Select at least two of the following:6
Business Law I: Commercial Transactions
Advanced Financial Accounting
Federal Income Tax II
Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
Database Accounting Systems
International Accounting
Valuation and Analysis
Special Topics in Accounting
Total Hours6

It is recommended that students who intend to sit for the CPA exam take the following:

Courses
Business Law I: Commercial Transactions
Advanced Financial Accounting
Federal Income Tax II
Before taking 300-level accounting courses, students should have completed the following courses:
Intro to Management Information Systems
Business Statistics I
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics

Sample Business Major Curriculum

See Sample Business Major Curriculum in the College of Business Administration section. See your academic advisor for an individualized major map in your field of study.