This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).More Information
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
In addition to University Requirements:
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 121|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|Additional Fees/Program Fees||Required|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-B||Recommended|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
The goal of our program is to prepare our graduates for their first position in the field of accounting and to give them the skills to continue to progress throughout their careers.
In pursuit of this goal, the Accounting Area seeks to continuously improve the curriculum to ensure that our graduates possess those core competencies which are most closely aligned with the value contributed by accounting professionals. Accordingly, the NAU Accounting Program follows the recommendations contained in the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Core Competency Framework and the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Accounting Education Change Commission (AECC) Assessment for the New Curriculum: A Guide for Professional Accounting Programs. These competencies support the concept of learning as a continuum that begins in an academic setting and continues with life-long professional education and experience. This core competency framework focuses on skills and is not necessarily structured around traditional subject areas. While knowledge requirements will change with time, these core competencies have long-term value and will support a variety of career opportunities. Further, by basing curriculum guidance on professional expectations, the Program Objective aims to ease transition from student to professional.
Student Learning Outcomes
Admission to Northern Arizona University qualifies you for admission into the preprofessional program in The W. A. Franke College of Business. You must meet the following requirements to enter our professional programs:
Continuation in the B.S. Accountancy program is predicated on successful completion of a skills assessment and successful completion of all upper-division ACC courses within 3 attempts. Successful completion of ACC 300 and ACC 355 requires a grade of "C" or better. A grade of "W" will count in the total attempts allowed for all upper-division ACC courses.
Other Major Requirements (6 units)
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.