Go beyond the numbers.
The Lundquist College of Business offers BS and BA degrees in accounting. Accounting students embark on careers in an exciting and prestigious profession pursuing positions in public accounting firms, industry, and government.
The accounting major requires ten upper division business core courses and seven additional specific accounting courses taken at the Lundquist College of Business. Additionally, students have non-business breadth and global context requirements outside the Lundquist College of Business.
Majors are advised to complete the 300-level upper division core prior to taking 300-400 business electives, beginning with BA 308 and taking BA 453 in your senior year. All upper division business courses must be taken for grades and passed with a C- or better.
- BA 308: Leadership and Communication
- MKTG 311: Marketing Management
- FIN 311: Economic Foundations of Competitive Analysis
- FIN 316: Financial Management
- MGMT 311: Managing People in Organizations
- BA 325: Business Law and Ethics
- OBA 311: Business Analytics I
- OBA 312: Business Analytics II
- OBA 335: Information Technology and Operations Management
- BA 453: Business Strategy and Planning
- EC 311 can substitute for FIN 311 (not advised for honors students)
- EC 320 and 421 combined can substituted for OBA 312
Upper Division Accounting Courses
- ACTG 350: Intermediate Accounting I
- ACTG 351: Intermediate Accounting II
- ACTG 352: Intermediate Accounting III
- ACTG 360: Cost Accounting
- ACTG 440: Auditing
- ACTG 450: Advanced Financial Accounting
- ACTG 470: Federal Taxation
- Accounting Major Handout
Students pursuing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation are required to take additional coursework prior to sitting for the CPA exam. The UO provides this coursework through a one-year Master of Accounting Program. Contact the School of Accounting for details.
Nonbusiness Breadth Requirement
24 credits from an inter-related set of courses, outside of business, that relate to your career interests. Completion of a minor will automatically fulfill this requirement, as will two years of college-level foreign language. Plans should be submitted to 203 Peterson for approval.
Global Context for Business Decisions
Global Context requires that students take three courses that focus on the culture of a country other than their native countries. All three courses should focus on the same country and be at least three credits each. (Students wishing to study a region should obtain advisor approval.) Foreign language courses must be at least 200-level or higher. Alternatively, students who study abroad or intern for credit in one country for six weeks or more may have the Global Context requirement waived with the approval of an academic advisor. Plans should be submitted to 203 Peterson for approval.
3+1 Accounting Pathway—Accelerated Program for Accounting Majors
The 3+1 Accounting Pathway is an opportunity for qualified incoming freshmen interested in accounting to complete both the bachelor’s degree in accounting and the master of accounting degree in four years. Through an evaluation of college-ready credits (e.g., advanced placement and international baccalaureate), these high-achieving students are fast-tracked for admission to the Lundquist College of Business one full year before their contemporaries. Students in this program can complete their undergraduate degree in three years, with the fourth year used to complete the Master of Accounting program. Students must submit applications for admission to the 3+1 Accounting Pathway by October 31 of the fall trimester of their freshman year.
CPA Licensing Requirements in Oregon
- Completion of 225 quarter or 150 semester hours, including a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university that includes:
- 36 quarter or 24 semester hours in the study of accounting and
- 36 quarter or 24 semester hours in accounting or related subjects (business, economics, finance, and written and/or oral communication).
- Experience working for twelve months under the direct supervision of a qualified supervisor licensee.
- Successful completion of all four parts of the CPA Exam.
- Completion of a written ethics exam on the Code of Professional Ethics for accountants.
Business administration majors looking to switch to accounting can use the form linked below to submit their request to change majors. Please note that this form is ONLY for business administration or accounting majors. If you are currently enrolled in a major housed outside of the Lundquist College of Business, speak to your advisor.
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