Accounting Major, B.S.

Professional Certifications

Upon graduation, accounting majors typically pursue professional certifications. In addition to the CPA and CMA certifications, accountants also may become Certified Internal Auditors. All professional certifications require individuals to pass a national examination and complete several years of professional practice.

Most states require that individuals who wish to obtain the CPA license must complete 150 hours of college credit. Some of those states require the 150 hours be completed prior to sitting for the CPA examination.

UW-Platteville graduates majoring in accounting have several attractive options for meeting the 150-credit-hour requirement.

These include:

  • Earning a business administration major with an emphasis in an area complementary to accounting, such as finance, supply chain, or management before graduation.
  • Participating in the BS to MS plan wherein a student may complete up to 6 credits of graduate work as an undergraduate.
  • Completing a Master of Science degree in one of three online master’s programs offered by the School after graduation on a part- or full-time basis.
  • Working one-on-one with an accounting faculty member to devise a plan specifically tailored to a particular student’s interests.
Course Title Credits
General Requirements
General Education (in addition to those required in major)26-39
Required Core Courses
ACCTING 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCTING 2020Management Accounting3
ACCTING/BUSADMIN 4990Internship3
BUSADMIN 1300Global Business3
BUSADMIN 1810Microsoft Excel for Business1
or COMPUTER 1830 Microcomputer Applications
BUSADMIN 2100Supply Chain Management3
BUSADMIN 2330Leadership and Management3
BUSADMIN 2340Business Analytics3
or MATH 1830 Elementary Statistics
BUSADMIN 2630Introduction to Marketing3
BUSADMIN 3030Human Resource Management3
BUSADMIN 3130The Legal Environment of Business3
BUSADMIN 3140Managerial Law3
BUSADMIN 3620Corporate Finance3
BUSADMIN 4840Strategic Management3
ECONOMIC 2130Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONOMIC 2230Principles of Microeconomics3
BUSADMIN 3010Business Communication3
or ENGLISH 3000 Technical Writing
MATH 2630Business Calculus3
SPEECH 1010Oral Communication for Professionals2
Required Accounting Courses
ACCTING 3010Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCTING 3020Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCTING 3030Accounting Information Systems3
ACCTING 3040Federal Income Tax3
ACCTING 3050Advanced Accounting I3
ACCTING 3230Cost Accounting3
ACCTING 4040Advanced Taxation3
ACCTING 4230Auditing I3
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
Financial Statement Analysis & Business Valuation
Budgets and Budgetary Control
Advanced Cost Accounting
Total Credits110-123

Note: ACCTING 4990 satisfies both the internship requirement and one of the two accounting electives. BUSADMIN 4990 satisfies only the internship requirement for the accounting major

Additional Requirements for the Accounting Degree

  1. Students must earn an overall G.P.A. of 2.50 in required courses for the major.
  2. Satisfactory completion of an approved accounting or business internship is required.
  3. At least 21 credits must be taken under the direction of UW-Platteville faculty.