Bachelor Degree in Accounting
Get your degree in Professional Accountancy
Black Hills State University offers a Bachelor of Science five-year degree (150 credit hours) in Professional Accountancy. This degree is designed specifically to prepare you for a successful career in professional accountancy, business, governmental organizations, and non-government organizations. The Professional Accountancy program prepares you for passage of the general Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examinations, as well as other specialized professional accountancy examinations.
The Professional Accountancy program at BHSU teaches you to think critically, analyze, and solve challenging accounting and business issues, to work as a team as well as on the individual level, appreciate and embrace diversity, and actively engage in intellectual inquiry and practice. These skills will keep you on the cutting edge of your discipline.
Another option in Accounting
BHSU also offers a Bachelor of Science four-year degree in Business Administration with a Specialization in Accounting. This program is for those who are not interested in taking the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination.
Accounting Specialization 4 Year Plan
BHSU Business Administration with an Accounting Specialization: 4-YEAR PLAN
A minor is NOT required with a Business major. The Required Core and Specialization Credits are highly recommended to be taken as listed. This will allow you to fulfill your General Education Requirements for the University and progress through the Business Program efficiently.
ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I (pre-requisite for ACCT-211)
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (general education)
MIS 105 Introduction to Computers (pre-requisite for MIS 205 & BADM 320)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II (pre-requisite for ACCT 310, 430 & BADM 310)
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (general education)
MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics (general education; pre-requisite for BADM 320, 321, & 425 )
MIS 205 Advanced Computer Applications (pre-requisite for ACCT 361)
ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting I (pre-requisite for ACCT 311 & 361)*
BADM 321 Business Statistics II
ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting II (pre-requisite for ACCT 450 & 480)
BADM 320 Quantitative Decisive Analysis
BADM 344 Managerial Communications
ACCT 430 Income Tax Accounting*
BADM 310 Business Finance (pre-requisite for BADM 482)
BADM 350 Legal Environment of Business (pre-requisite for BADM 482)
MIS 325 Management Information Systems
ACCT 480 Advanced Accounting**
BADM 360 Organization & Management (pre-requisite for BADM 482)
BADM 407 International Business
ECON 300/400 Elective
ACCT 450 Auditing*
ACCT 460 Managerial Accounting*
BADM 370 Marketing (pre-requisiteuisite for BADM 482)
BADM 425 Production & Operations Management
BADM 457 Business Ethics
BADM 482 Business Policy & Strategy
Electives - 6 credits
*Fall Only Classes
** Spring Only Classes
Explore career options in Accounting
Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2012. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in addition to openings resulting from growth, the need to replace accountants and auditors who retire or transfer to other occupations will produce thousands of job openings annually in this large occupation. There are many other specialty disciplines that have evolved within the accounting profession as well. Some of these include:
Audit and assurance
Alternate dispute resolution
Teaching and research
Internships are available for accounting majors. More information is available through the Career Center. Students can earn three to six hours of course credit for internships, in accordance with the policy set forth in the BHSU Academic Catalog.
There are several scholarships available. The amounts range from $500 to $3,000.