Bachelor of Science in Accounting


Welcome to the Bachelors of Science in Accounting Program at Edward Waters University! This program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the accounting profession, including its fundamental concepts, theories, and practices. Through this program, students will acquire the necessary abilities, skills, and knowledge to excel as accounting professionals.

Upon completion of the program, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting Program at Edward Waters University will be effective critical thinkers with respect to solving professional accounting and business problems. Students will comprehend the legal and economic dynamics that affect accounting openness and reporting. One of the many unique things about this program is that Students get the technical skills necessary to enhance their professional activity in accounting. Students will also become effective communicators of accounting information to users/clients by becoming familiar with contemporary professional accounting theories, techniques, processes, and/or legislation employed by corporate entities.

Academic Resources

High School Graduates (First Time in College) Application Requirements

  • Completed admissions application
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official College transcripts where dual enrolled classes were attempted
  • Official ACT and or SAT scores

Edward Waters University ACT code: 0724
Edward Waters University SAT code: 5182

High School Transcript

  • Admission consideration is given to applicants with standard high school diplomas from an accredited high school.
  • Submit an official copy of your high school transcript showing work through the completion of your junior year.
  • Transcripts are considered official when received directly from the issuing institution electronically or in a sealed envelope with the school’s seal and/or official signature. Your enrollment for the application term and year is based upon review of your final high school transcript with graduation date listed.

Minimum Requirements

  • GPA: High school applicants who have earned at least a 5 cumulative grade point average and have taken the ACT or SAT with a composite score of at least 14 (ACT) or 800 (SAT) are considered for regular admissions to the college.
  • High school applicants who have earned at least a 0 – 2.49 cumulative grade point average and have under 14 (ACT) or 800 (SAT) are considered for Provisional admissions for the Charles H. Pearce Institute (Summer term). Scores reported on high school transcripts can be used to evaluate applicant admissibility. 

High School Curriculum
Admission consideration is given to applicants who have earned a standard high school diploma and completed a minimum of the following:

English – 4 years or units
Mathematics – 3 years or units, including Algebra and higher.
Social Science – 3 years or units
Natural Science – 3 years or units

Foreign Language – 2 years or units Optional (If a student has not taken two years of a sequential language, they are still admissible to the college, but they will be required to take 6 credit hours of a foreign language.) 

Advance Standing Credit
You can earn a maximum of 30 combined credit hours in advanced standing credits.

Advanced Placement (AP): Course credit for applicable courses is awarded for earning a score of “3” or better on the Advanced Placement examination. It is possible to receive advanced course placement without earning course credit.

International Baccalaureate (IB): Course credit for applicable courses is awarded for earning a score of “5” or above on the International Baccalaureate examination. It is possible to receive advanced course placement without earning course credit.

Transfer students who wish to enter into the public health major, must have earned at least 30 credits, have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, and a math and science GPA of 2.5 or higher in science major courses in order to qualify for admission. Additionally, students must have successfully completed chemistry and biology courses appropriate to their class standing upon transferring. Students who transfer with less than 30 credits must meet the admission standards listed above.

Students that do not meet admission standards can apply as a conditional student to the program. Conditional students need to maintain a 3.0 GPA in all first year courses and meet with an academic advisor two times during the semester.

According to projections, employment of accountants and auditors will increase by 6% between 2021 and 2031, which is approximately average for all occupations.

Over the next ten years, there are expected to be, on average, 136,400 openings for accountants and auditors. Many of those positions are anticipated to be brought on by the need to replace workers who change careers or leave the workforce due to retirement.

First semester (fall)

Courses                                                                                                            Hours

ENG 110 Writing I                                                                                             3

GEP 101 First-Year Foundations                                                                         2

MTH 134 Algebraic Reasoning and Modeling                                                      3

PSY 121 Introductory Psychology                                                                       3

Life Science (lab) or Physical Science (lab) – General Education                            4

Total hours                                                                                                       15

Second semester (spring)

Courses                                                                                                            Hours

ITC 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology                   3

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking                                                        3

ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics                                                              3

PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship                                                    3

Human Cultures – Humanities                                                                            3

Total hours                                                                                                       15

Third semester (fall)

Courses                                                                                                            Hours

ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting                                                    3

ITC 201 Computer Applications for Business                                                       3

ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics                                                               3

MGT 286 Business Communications                                                                   3

Human Cultures – Arts                                                                                       3

Total hours                                                                                                       15

Fourth semester (spring)

Courses                                                                                                            Hours

ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting                                                 3

LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business                                                            3

QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics                                                                       3

Life Science (no lab) or Physical Science (no lab)                                                 3

Cultural Competence                                                                                        3

Total hours                                                                                                       15

Fifth semester (fall)

Courses                                                                                                            Hours

ACC 300 Professionalism in Accountancy                                                            2

ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I                                                                    3

ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting                                                                 3

HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877

or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877                        3

LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies                                            1

QBA 337 Applied Business Statistics                                                                   3

Total hours                                                                                                       15

Sixth semester (spring)

Courses                                                                                                            Hours

ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II                                                                   3

ACC 321 Tax Accounting I                                                                                  3

MKT 350 Principles of Marketing                                                                       3

FIN 380 Financial Management                                                                          3

MGT 340 Principles of Management                                                                  3

Total hours                                                                                                       15

Seventh semester (fall)

Courses                                                                                                            Hours

ACC 341 Accounting and Management Information Systems                               3

General Elective to bring total to 120                                                                 3

ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines

or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions                                               3

MKT 364 Operations Management                                                                    3

Accounting List*                                                                                               3

Total hours                                                                                                       15

Eighth semester (spring)

Courses                                                                                                            Hours

ACC 542 Data Analytics in Accounting

or ITC 555 Data Visualization                                                                             3

ACC 553 Auditing                                                                                              3

MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy                                                       3

Accounting List*                                                                                               3

Accounting List*                                                                                               3

Total hours                                                                                                       15

Students will be equipped with the following skills after completing Edward Waters University’s Bachelor of Science in accounting program:

  • The capacity to identify and resolve moral dilemmas in the accounting industry while using pertinent professional norms.
  • A thorough knowledge of the monetary and legal aspects affecting reporting and transparency in accounting.
  • Appropriate critical thinking abilities for accounting and business problem resolution.
  • Technical expertise that enhances accounting operations.
  • Knowing and being able to effectively explain accounting information to users. Knowledge of contemporary accounting ideas, techniques, methodologies, and laws.
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