Accounting - Bachelor of Accountancy

Every candidate for the Bachelor of Accountancy degree must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Education, Viewing a Wider World requirements, College of Business Foundation and the Business Core Courses, and Electives.

In order to count toward the Bachelor of Accountancy, upper-division transfer courses in accounting

  1. must have been taken at an institution with AACSB Accounting accreditation or
  2. be part of the New Mexico Business Articulation Matrix.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Course Requirements

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Grades of C- or better are required in general education communications courses.
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
Choose one from the following:4
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra (Foundation Requirement) 1,23
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Grades of C- or better required for ECON 251G and ECON 252G.
Principles of Macroeconomics (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Principles of Microeconomics (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences (4 credits) 3
Area V: Humanities 33
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 33
General Education Elective3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences (must earn a grade of at least C-) 23
Viewing a Wider World Courses 46
Departmental/College Requirements
Foundation Requirements 2
Choose one from the following (grade of C- or better required):3
If A ST 251G/STAT 251G is taken before MATH 121G then the Statistics course will satisfy the Area II Requirement and MATH 121G must be taken as a foundation requirement
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications (Foundation Requirement - doesn't count as Gen.Ed )3
Business Core: Lower Division (minimum grades of C- required)
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial) (not recommended for freshman year)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BCIS 110Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
Business Core: Upper Division
BCIS 338Business Information Systems I3
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
FIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
MGT 309Human Behavior in Organizations3
MGT 449Strategic Management3
MKTG 303Principles of Marketing3
BCIS 485Enterprise Resource Planning3
Upper division Economics or Applied Statistics elective from the following prefixes: A ST (excluding A ST 311), ECON3
Upper Division Business Elective from the following prefixes: A ST, ACCT, B A, BCIS, BLAW, ECON, ENTR, FIN, I B, MGT, MKTG (excluding A ST 311)3
Major Courses
ACCT 301Financial Accounting I 53
ACCT 302Financial Accounting II3
ACCT 351Accounting Systems3
ACCT 353Cost Accounting 53
ACCT 403Federal Taxation I 53
ACCT 451Auditing Theory and Practices3
ACCT 458Accounting Data Analytics3
Upper Division Business Elective from the following prefixes: A ST, ACCT, B A, BCIS, BLAW, ECON, ENTR, FIN, I B, MGT, MKTG (excluding A ST 311)3
ACCT Upper Division Electives3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 613
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 121G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MATH 121G College Algebra (C- or better) 1 3
BCIS 110 Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 4
Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 1  
Rhetoric and Composition Honors (C- or better) 1  
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students ((for multicultural/international students only and a C- or better)) 1  
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 1 3
BUSA 111 Introduction to Business (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations (C- or better)  
Public Speaking (C- or better)  
Principles of Human Communication (C- or better)  
Principles of Human Communication Honors (C- or better)  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area VI: Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (C- or better) 1  
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (C- or better) 1  
Statistical Applications (C- or better) 1  
ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics ((counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed and a C- or better)) 1 3
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I (Financial) (C- or better) 3
ENGL 203G Business and Professional Communication ((counts towards Area I Gen.Ed, and a C- or better)) 1 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Course 3
ECON 252G Principles of Microeconomics ((counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed, and a C- or better)) 1 3
ACCT 222 Principles of Accounting II (Managerial) (C- or better) 1 3
Elective Course 4
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting I (C- or better) 1 3
ACCT 351
Accounting Systems 1, 4
or Cost Accounting
3
BCIS 338 Business Information Systems I 1 3
MKTG 303 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 309 Human Behavior in Organizations 3
 Credits15
Spring
ACCT 302 Financial Accounting II (C- or better) 1 3
Choose one from the following: 4 3
Accounting Systems 1  
Cost Accounting 1  
Federal Taxation I 1  
BLAW 316 Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 341 Financial Analysis and Markets 1 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 4 3
Accounting Systems 1  
Cost Accounting 1  
Federal Taxation I 1  
Accounting Data Analytics  
ACCT Upper Division Elective Course 1, 5 3
BCIS 485 Enterprise Resource Planning 1 3
ECON or A ST Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 3
Any Business Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 3
 Credits15
Spring
ACCT 451 Auditing Theory and Practices 1 3
ACCT Upper-Division Elective Course 1,5 3
MGT 449 Strategic Management 1 3
Any Business Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120