The Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides students the breadth and depth in preparation for accounting careers in all industries. Demand for accounting graduates continues to be strong and has always been stable even during economic downturns.
The program in accounting focuses on the following:
- Financial Accounting and Reporting:
Demonstrate effective application of GAAP for business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities.
- Auditing & Attestation:
Demonstrate effective application of GAAS for attest engagements and knowledge of auditing procedures.
Demonstrate application of knowledge pertaining to federal taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, Sarbanes-Oxley, and business law.
- Integration of Faith and Learning:
Students will integrate program concepts and a biblical perspective to impact their worlds for Christ.
The first three objectives above parallel the various sections of the Uniform CPA Examination. While not all students may be on a track to take the CPA exam, these objectives are still appropriate given a professional entering into the field of accounting and finance.
It is important to note that when students complete their BS in Accounting degree, they have 120 hours towards the 150 hours required as part of the State of Colorado Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure process. By taking the MBA in Advanced Accounting (39 credit hours) students can earn the additional 30 credit hours required for the CPA licensure process, plus receive the MBA degree with only 9 extra credit hours.
For students wishing to take the Becker CPA Review course before sitting for their CPA exam, CCU has signed an agreement with Becker Professional Education as per the following:
A tuition discount will be extended to each Colorado Christian University student and/or alumna/alumnus who was conferred a baccalaureate/master’s degree from Colorado Christian University within the last ninety (90) days prior to enrolling in the Program. Each student will receive personal copies of all course materials, including required textbooks and Passmaster/Simulation/Final Exam Software upon enrollment in the Becker CPA Review course.
Students majoring in accounting are not required to take the CPA examination for a successful career. By majoring in accounting students attain rewarding careers in public accounting, banking, corporate finance/accounting, management, governmental entities and education administration.
In addition to courses required for the major, all students must complete a selection of General Education courses. For a list of General Education course requirements please see the course list for the Associate of Arts: General Studies degree.
Major coursework for the degree can be completed over five to six semesters. Classes are taught in seminar format. The degree coursework is enhanced with online Internet instruction that provides greater flexibility in completing assignments outside the classroom.
The Accounting degree requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education Core (42 hours)
Essential Business Core (21 hours)
Major Core (39 hours)
Electives (18 hours)