2019-2020 College Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting-CPA Pathway Major: B.A./B.S.

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General Information:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The objectives for accounting majors are that students will:

  • understand the accounting equation how to apply generally accepted accounting principles to business transactions (Academic);
  • demonstrate aptitude in applying concepts learned in the areas of auditing and tax accounting (Vocational);
  • develop an understanding of the accounting profession through a Christian worldview (Christian);
  • learn of the importance of monetary policy of the United States and how it is related to the accounting profession (Patriotic);
  • learn to view accounting concepts as essential elements of financial accountability (Cultural).

Majors and minors are expected to participate in assessments administered by the Accounting Department.

Additional Information:

Students completing this degree will be fully eligible to sit for the CPA exam in the state of Missouri upon graduation.  Applicants who apply for the Uniform Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination in Missouri must have at least one hundred and fifty (150) semester hours of college education including a baccalaureate or higher degree conferred by an accredited college or university recognized by the Missouri State Board of Accountancy, with a major in accounting or the equivalent of a concentration in accounting. The Missouri State Board of Accountancy requires that the one hundred and fifty (150) semester hours include thirty-three (33) semester hours in accounting (with at least one course in auditing and at least eighteen (18) semester hours of upper-level accounting courses) and twenty-seven (27) semester hours in general business courses (i.e., marketing, economics, finance, etc.).

Residents of a state other than Missouri need to contact their state’s accountancy board concerning that state’s requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

Accounting-CPA Pathway Major Requirements: 88-95 credit hours

General Education Course Specified by Major:

Choose Six Credits of Business Electives:

  • Business Administration (BUS)
  • Marketing (MKT)

Required Electives: 31-38 credit hours

Major requires students to complete elective credit hours to reach the 150 total credits required to take the Uniform CPA Exam. 


Accounting-CPA Pathway majors may not declare a Business Administration major or minor, since they have its equivalent as part of their major.

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