A variety of accounting programs
If you’re a math- and business-minded Lumberjack looking for a rewarding and challenging career, accounting might be for you. A degree in accounting will qualify you to work in a variety of public accounting positions in nearly any industry – from government and nonprofit organizations to financial institutions and large corporations.
Get on the CPA fast track
Becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) will make your degree even more valuable. Fortunately, SFA can put you on the fast track to earning your CPA license. Our Nelson Rusche College of Business offers a five-year program that combines the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a Master of Professional Accountancy degree – and prepares you to take the CPA exam. This program is one of just a handful of five-year combined programs in Texas.
Undergraduate and graduate programs and requirements
Five-year B.B.A./M.P.A. program
One of only a few integrated B.B.A./M.P.A. programs in Texas, our five-year program leads to a Master of Professional Accountancy degree. The program, which allows you to complete a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at the same time, consists of 156 credits: 120 undergraduate and 36 graduate.
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting
The B.B.A. in Accounting is an excellent option for students interested in careers in non-public accounting. In addition to the university core classes and the B.B.A. foundational courses, the major in accounting requires the following:
- ACC 331, 332, 333, 343, 437, 442, 453, 457, 465 and CSC 340
Master of Professional Accountancy
Our stand-alone M.P.A. is the best option for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to meet the requirements for the CPA exam while earning a graduate degree. The stand-alone M.P.A. consists of 36 required credit hours.
Minor in accounting
A minor in accounting consists of 18 required credit hours, at least 6 in advanced accounting courses. The required courses are:
- ACC 231, 232, 331 and 332
- 6 advanced accounting courses, excluding ACC 465
At least 9 credit hours must be completed at SFA.
For more information on accounting course offerings, please visit the 2016-2017 Academic Year General Bulletin.
Accounting student organizations
Want to get to know your fellow accountants? Try the Accounting Club, which is open to all students who want to learn more about accounting and network with professionals in the field.
Upperclass and graduate students who have displayed high scholastic achievement may be eligible for Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society. Interested students should ask the Epsilon Mu Chapter adviser.