Department ofAccounting

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Academic Programs

You can pursue one of two majors in the Accounting Department as an undergraduate: Accounting or Accounting and Information Systems (AIS), jointly offered with the Information Systems and Analytics Department (formerly OMIS).

You’ll take courses that prepare you for professional examinations that lead to certifications, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).  As a global citizen, you may want to study abroad, and our majors are designed to allow you to do so during the fall quarter of your junior year.

Requirements

All students wishing to major in accounting or accounting and information systems must complete both the University core curriculum requirements and the Leavey School of Business core requirements, which include ACTG 11 and ACTG 12. We recommend that these two classes are completed by the end of sophomore year.

In addition, students majoring in accounting or A&IS must complete the following departmental requirements, respectively: 

Accounting Majors

Course Units Description
ACTG 20 2 Units Recording Financial Transactions
ACTG 130 5 Units Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACTG 131 5 Units Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACTG 132 5 Units Advanced Financial Accounting
ACTG 134 5 Units Accounting Information Systems
ACTG 135 5 Units Auditing
ACTG 136 5 Units Cost Accounting
ACTG 138 5 Units Tax Planning and Business Decisions

Note: Accounting majors may use ACTG 134 to satisfy both the information systems requirement in the Leavey School of Business curriculum and the Science, Technology & Society requirement in the University Core.

Accounting & Information Systems Majors

Course Units Description
ACTG 20 2 Units Recording Financial Transactions
ACTG 130 5 Units Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACTG 131 5 Units Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACTG 132 5 Units Advanced Financial Accounting
ACTG 135 5 Units Auditing
ACTG 136 5 Units Cost Accounting
ACTG 138 5 Units Tax Planning and Business Decisions
OMIS 30  4 Units Introduction to Programming 
OMIS 105 5 Units Database Management Systems
OMIS 106 5 Units Systems Analysis and Design
OMIS 150 (ACTG 155) 5 Units Financial Information Systems
One Course From 5 Units OMIS 107, 111, 113, 120, 135, or 137

Note: Accounting and information systems majors may use OMIS 30 to satisfy the information systems requirement in the Leavey School of Business curriculum. ACTG 155 and OMIS 150 are cross-listed (managed by the ISA department). We recommend registering for ACTG 155 instead of OMIS 150 to be eligible to become a licensed CPA.

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