Accounting Major Requirements
Previous Curriculum Checksheets
|Code ||Title ||Credits |
|ACC 302||Cost Management||3|
& ACC 311
|Acct Theory & Concepts I|
and Acct Theory & Concepts II
|ACC 320||Accounting Info Systems||3|
|ACC 400||Principles of Auditing||3|
|ACC 405||Acct Problems & Practice||3|
|ACC 410||Fund of Federal Taxation||3|
|BUS 210||Intro to Law: Contracts||3|
|FIN 308||International Finance||3|
Students who plan to take the CPA exam may, with the Department Chair's permission, take MACC 658 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting during their senior year. These credits may be used to fulfill the 120 undergraduate credit requirement.
Students desiring to become certified public accountants (CPAs) will be required to have 120 credit hours of education to take the CPA exam and have completed 150 credit hours of education for licensure. 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 that 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.