B.S. in Accounting

College of Business and Public Management
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Select one of the following:
Algebra, Functions, and Trigonometry 1
Algebra and Functions 1
Brief Calculus 1
Precalculus 1
Calculus I 1
Public Speaking requirement3
Public Speaking
Business and Professional Speech Communication
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Principles of Economics (Macro) 1
Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Introduction to Ethics
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Major Requirements
ACC 201Financial Accounting 13
ACC 202Managerial Accounting 13
ACC 301Intermediate Accounting I 13
ACC 302Intermediate Accounting II 13
ACC 303Cost Accounting I 13
ACC 305Intermediate Accounting III 13
ACC 320Accounting Information Systems3
ACC 401Auditing 13
ACC 403Federal Taxation I 13
ACC 404Federal Taxation II 13
ACC 405Advanced Accounting 13
ACC 407Not-For-Profit & Governmental Accounting 13
BLA 201Legal Environment of Business 13
ECO 112Principles of Economics (Micro) 13
ECO 251Quantitative Business Analysis I 13
ECO 252Quantitative Business Analysis II 13
FIN 325Corporate Finance 13
MGT 200Principles of Management 13
MGT 313Business and Society 13
MGT 341Production and Operations Management 13
MGT 499Business Policy and Strategy 13
MKT 250Principles of Marketing 13
Related/Cognate Requirements
MAT 143Brief Calculus 23
or MAT 161 Calculus I
Student Electives3
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

 A minimum grade of C must be attained in each of these courses.

2

If either of these MAT courses is completed with a grade of C or better to fulfill general requirements, then a free elective may be substituted.

A minimum of 30 semester hours in business courses must be completed at West Chester University, with a minimum of 15 semester hours in 300-400 level ACC courses.

1

Course substitutions for MAT 113 are MAT 115 or MAT 131.

2

Course substitutions for MAT 143 are MAT 161 or MAT 162.

3

 To progress in the accounting major program, students must maintain a 2.50 overall GPA.

4

 To graduate, students must have a 2.50 overall GPA.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

B.S. Accounting - Advising Guide

Effective for Students Entering Major Fall 2015 & After

Year One
Semester OneCredits
ECO 111Principles of Economics (Macro)3
MAT 115, 113, or 131Algebra, Functions, and Trigonometry3
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
Humanities Elective (HIS\ LIT)3
Social Science Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Two
ECO 112Principles of Economics (Micro)3
Any Approved 200 level WRT Course3
PHI 101, 150, or 180Introduction to Philosophy3
Science Elective3
MAT 143 or 161Brief Calculus3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
Science Elective3
MKT 250Principles of Marketing3
ECO 251Quantitative Business Analysis I3
MGT 200Principles of Management3
 Credits15
Semester Four
ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
BLA 201Legal Environment of Business3
SPK 208 or 230Public Speaking3
ECO 252Quantitative Business Analysis II3
Arts Elective3
See Applying for a Business Major below 
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
ACC 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 320Accounting Information Systems3
MGT 313 (W)Business and Society3
FIN 325Corporate Finance3
Interdisciplinary Elective (I)3
 Credits15
Semester Six
ACC 302Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 303Cost Accounting I3
ACC 407Not-For-Profit Governmental Accounting3
Diversity Elective (J)3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
ACC 305Intermediate Accounting III3
ACC 403Federal Taxation I3
ACC 401Auditing3
MGT 341Production and Operations Management3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
MGT 499 (W)Business Policy and Strategy3
ACC 404Federal Taxation II3
ACC 405Advanced Accounting3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours in 300- or 400- level ACC courses must be taken at WCU.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours in business courses must be taken at WCU.
  • A minimum grade of C is required in all MAJOR AREA courses and the following:
    ECO 111Principles of Economics (Macro)3
    ECO 112Principles of Economics (Micro)3
    ACC 201Financial Accounting3
    ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
    ECO 251Quantitative Business Analysis I3
    ECO 252Quantitative Business Analysis II3
    BLA 201Legal Environment of Business3
    FIN 325Corporate Finance3
    MGT 200Principles of Management3
    MGT 313Business and Society3
    MGT 341Production and Operations Management3
    MGT 499Business Policy and Strategy3
    MKT 250Principles of Marketing3
    Select one of the following:3-4
    Algebra and Functions
    Algebra, Functions, and Trigonometry
    Precalculus
    Brief Calculus
    Calculus I
    Otherwise these courses must be repeated until the required minimum (e.g., a grade of C or better) is earned. See catalog for WCU’s repeat policy. Students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA to register for 300 or 400 level business courses and to graduate.
1

Course substitution for MKT 250 is (Marketing Management).

2

Course substitutions for MAT 113 are MAT 115 or MAT 131.

3

Course substitutions for MAT 143 are MAT 161 or MAT 162.