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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Major - BS in Business Administration

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Accounting courses are offered in several fields of professional accountancy at the intermediate, advanced and graduate levels. They provide preparation for practice in one or more of the following fields:

  • Public Accounting: auditing, consulting, and tax compliance and planning
  • Accounting in Industry: all industries, including energy, financial, manufacturing, retail
  • Accounting in Government and Nonprofits
  • Academics: teaching and research in accounting areas of financial reporting, managerial accounting, auditing, accounting information systems, and taxation

In all of these fields a thorough knowledge of the social, legal, economic and political environment is needed. A high degree of analytical ability and communication skill is indispensable. 

Courses in English composition, speech, ethics and logic are desirable. Courses in statistics and information systems, beyond the required business core courses, are highly recommended.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1.  A grade of C or higher must be earned in all courses that are used as prerequisites. These are noted with an asterisk.


  • Students also have the option to complete an Accounting major with a specialization in Information Systems. Click here  to view this option.
  • Students also have the opportunity to continue their education with an MS in Accounting. The Accounting 4+1 program allows students to potentially complete the BS and MS degrees in as little as five years through substituting two graduate courses for two undergraduate courses. The graduate courses count towards both the BS and MS degrees.
  • If you are considering this 4+1 program, contact your advisor immediately so that you can appropriately plan your coursework. Email undergrad.advising@ucdenver.edu
  • If you are considering pursuing a CPA, talk to the accounting department about the best courses to take.

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