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Accounting

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.

Degrees and Minors

B.B.A./M.P.A. in Accounting: Five-year 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.

The required courses are:

  • University Core Curriculum – B.B.A. track
  • B.B.A. Foundation Curriculum: ACC 231, 232; BCM 247; BLW 335; ECO 231, 232, 339; FIN 333; GBU 325; MGT 272, 370, 371, 463; MKT 351; Two Hours General Electives
  • MTH 220
  • ACC 331, 332, 333, 343, 431, 437, 442, 453, 457, 465; CSC 340
  • BCM 520
  • 3 hours from FIN 310, 554
  • ACC 512, 521, 532, 547, 552
  • 9 hours of graduate accounting electives
  • 6 hours of graduate electives

SUGGESTED COURSE OUTLINE

*See General Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements

Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.)

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.

B.B.A. in Accounting

The B.B.A. in Accounting is an excellent option for students interested in careers in non-public accounting. The major in accounting requires the following:

  • University Core Curriculum – B.B.A. track
  • B.B.A. Foundation Curriculum: ACC 231, 232; BCM 247; BLW 335; ECO 231, 232, 339; FIN 333; GBU 325; MGT 272, 370, 371, 463; MKT 351; Two Hours General Electives
  • MTH 220
  • ACC 331, 332, 333, 343, 437, 442, 453, 457, 465 and CSC 340

SUGGESTED COURSE OUTLINE

*See General Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements

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 hours, excluding ACC 465

At least 9 credit hours must be completed at SFA.

*See General Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements

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.

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Contact

Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy
936.468.3105
Fax: 936.468.1482
noekelly@sfasu.edu
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McGee Business Building
Suite 292

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13005, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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