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
Composition I4
Composition I Honors4
Composition I Multilingual4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra (Foundation Requirement) 1,23
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Grades of C- or better required for ECON 2110G and ECON 2120G.
Macroeconomic Principles (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Microeconomics Principles (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
Applications of Calculus I (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 MATH 1350G is taken before MATH 1220G then the Statistics course will satisfy the Area II Requirement and MATH 1220G must be taken as a foundation requirement
Introduction to Statistics3
Statistical Applications (Foundation Requirement - doesn't count as Gen.Ed )3
Business Core: Lower Division (minimum grades of C- required)
ACCT 2110Principles of Accounting I (not recommended for freshman year)3
ACCT 2120Principles of Accounting II3
BCIS 1110Introduction to Information Systems3
BUSA 1110Intro to Business3
Business Core: Upper Division
BCIS 338Business Information Systems I3
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
BFIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
MGMT 309Human Behavior in Organizations3
MGMT 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, BFIN, I B, MGMT, 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, BFIN, I B, MGMT, 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 1220G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 1110G 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 1220G College Algebra (C- or better) 1 3
BCIS 1110 Introduction to Information Systems (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 4
Composition I (C- or better) 1  
Composition I Honors (C- or better) 1  
Composition I Multilingual ((for multicultural/international students only and a C- or better)) 1  
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I 1 3
BUSA 1110 Intro to Business (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture (C- or better)  
Introduction to Communication (C- or better)  
Public Speaking (C- or better)  
Introduction to Communications Honors (C- or better)  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Statistics (C- or better) 1  
Statistical Applications (C- or better) 1  
ECON 2110G Macroeconomic Principles ((counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed and a C- or better)) 1 3
ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I (C- or better) 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication ((counts towards Area I Gen.Ed, and a C- or better)) 1 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Course 3
ECON 2120G Microeconomics Principles ((counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed, and a C- or better)) 1 3
ACCT 2120 Principles of Accounting II (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
MGMT 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
BFIN 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
MGMT 449 Strategic Management 3
Any Business Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120