May 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program from the College of Business  is designed to provide students with the basic body of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to enter the accounting profession (public, government, or business and industry).

Students planning to obtain the CPA certificate must complete 150 credit-hours and are encouraged to complete the coordinated 150 hour B.S. and M.S. in Accounting. See the relevant section of this catalog for more information on the Accounting, M.S.  program.

Degree Requirements

Students must meet all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

Students must meet the collegial degree requirements listed at the beginning of this section.

General Education Courses (37-38 Hours)

See the Catalog Bachelor’s Degree Requirements for detailed information about the General Education Requirements for transfer students and students admitted as a freshman.

  • Communications (9 credit hours)

    • Two courses in written communication (6)
    • One course in oral communication (3)

    Mathematics (3 credit hours)

    Physical and Life Sciences (7 - 8 credit hours), including at least one laboratory course

    • One course from Life Sciences (3-4)
    • One course from Physical Sciences (3-4)

    Humanities (9 credit hours)

    • At least one course from humanities and at least one course from fine arts

    Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

  • One additional Social and Behavioral Science Course (3)

Electives (10-11 Hours)

Total - 120 Hours

NOTE: Students preparing for professional certifications should choose electives as follows:

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