Accounting Major Requirements

Accounting Major (24 semester hours)

ACC-302 Cost Management 3
ACC-310, ACC-311 Accounting Theory and Concepts I, II 6
ACC-320 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC-400 Auditing and Corporate Governance 3*
ACC-405 Accounting Problems and Practice
ACC-406 Integrative Profession Capstone
ACC-410 Fundamentals of Federal Taxation 3

*Students admitted prior to Fall 2005 have the option to take either ACC-400 or ACC-406. Students who are accepted into the MAcc program after 90 credit hours may substitute a required graduate accounting course for ACC-406. Students who do not take ACC-406 must take an additional free elective in order to meet the 120 required credits at the baccalaureate level.

Students desiring to become certified public accountants (CPAs) will be required to have 150 credit hours of education to take the CPA exam in most states. Rider accounting majors may graduate after four years (120 credit hours) or seek to achieve the additional credit hours directly through admission to the master of accountancy (MAcc) program at the University. It is possible to apply to the MAcc program at Rider after completion of 90 credit hours. (Please consult the Rider University Graduate Academic Catalog for details on the MAcc program.) Undergraduate accounting majors are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to select courses which will best address their career and certification plans. Students should consult the specific certification requirements of the state jurisdiction in which they plan to become certified and plan accordingly.

Students majoring in accounting must receive a grade of at least “C-” in a prerequisite course for any advanced course in accounting, and must have a cumulative average of at least 2.0 in the major.

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