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Fort Hays State University
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Accounting Major

Public Accounting Concentration

Accounting Core - 18 Credit Hours

  • ACCT 303 Cost Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting I 3 (Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting II (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 360 Accounting Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 402 Income Tax Procedure (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 412 Auditing (3 Credit Hours)

Accounting Electives - Choose 15 Credit Hours from the following

  • ACCT 406 Governmental and Institutional Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 409 Ethics for Accountants (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 601 Advanced Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACCT 610 Advanced Tax Procedure (3 Credit Hours) and
    ACCT 612 Advanced Auditing (3 Credit Hours)
    or ACCT ___ _________________________________________ (3 Credit Hours)

Other Required Classes - 9 Credit Hours

  • GBUS 403 Commercial Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS 404 Business Organizations and Government Regulations (3 Credit Hours) and
    ECON 640 Money, Banking, and the Macroeconomy (3 Credit Hours) or
    ECON 651 Managerial Economics (3 Credit Hours)

Requirements to Sit for CPA Exam in Kansas: 150 Credit Hours of post-secondary coursework are required to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in Kansas. While the B.B.A. in Accounting with a Public Accounting Concentration will prepare the student academically to sit for the exam, it will not provide the required number of post-secondary Credit Hours. Students are encouraged to pursue a second degree in an area that complements their accounting degree. It is often possible to complete a double degree with 154 credit Credit Hours. A popular second degree is in finance, but other degree areas might include management information systems, marketing, or international business and economics. Students can also complete a minor or take a collection of courses in another business discipline to fulfill the 150 Credit Hours of post-secondary coursework.

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