A.S. Accounting Program Information
Available onsite at Franklin University , online at Franklin University .
The Accounting major has a curriculum designed around financial reporting and analysis, managerial accounting and cost management, tax accounting, auditing and accounting ethics, and financial management.
Graduates of the B.S. Accounting program will have the educational background needed to pursue professional certification (e.g., Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or Certified Internal Auditor). These designations are achieved through additional study beyond that required for the Bachelor of Science degree, and successful passage of rigorous examinations. Qualified students are encouraged to pursue opportunities for training and work experience through internships at certified public accounting firms, and in private industry and government.
The University Accounting faculty members are active in the accounting profession. Most work or have worked in public accounting, industry or government. The faculty believes that a thorough exposure to the diversity of the accounting field is essential for an understanding of the discipline's principles and theory. Many accountants avail themselves of professional development and growth opportunities, and students may do the same through the following organizations and associations: . American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) . The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) . American Accounting Association (AAA) . Financial Executives International (FEI) . Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) . The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) . Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) . National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) . National Association of Tax Professionals, Ohio Chapter (NATP) . Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) . Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
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Demonstrate technical accounting skills in intermediate-level accounting topics/concepts
Demonstrate the ability to research and analyze specific intermediate-level accounting issues
Demonstrate the ability to research and analyze specific federal income tax issues regarding individuals
Demonstrate oral and written communication skills
Choose a minimum of 3 semester hours from:
*If the course does not have a research paper component, ENG 130 Research Paper, two semester credits, is also required.
Choose either MATH 140 Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning or MATH 150 Fundamental Algebra as the prerequisite. Course can count as a University Elective.
Choose a minimum of 6 semester hours from:
*Two science courses, with one having a laboratory component.
Also choose an additional course from Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Must select at least two different disciplines to meet requirements.
Also select another course from the Humanities discipline. A minimum of 6 semester hours of Arts & Humanities coursework is required.
General Education Electives (4) (if necessary)
Select 4 hours from:
Any undergraduate courses offered by the University except developmental education courses.
All students are required to pass College Writing (ENG 120), and either Basic Learning Strategies (PF 121), Learning Strategies (PF 321) or University Seminar (UNI 199) prior to enrolling in any course at the 200 level or above. Students who enroll at Franklin with 30 or fewer hours of transfer credit are required to pass PF 121 Basic Learning Strategies in place of PF 321 Learning Strategies. All Urbana University students will enroll in UNI 199 University Seminar. Interpersonal Communication (COMM 150) or Speech Communication (SPCH 100) must be taken prior to enrolling in any course at the 300 level or above. Students must also meet the University algebra competency requirement.