The bachelor of science degree in accounting prepares the student to work in the fields of public accounting, private corporate accounting, financial accounting, or governmental or institutional accounting. The program is accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Students wishing to major in accounting must have at least three years of high school mathematics.
Students who specialize in accounting must take Communicating in Organizations (MGT-304); Business Law I (LAW-303) and Business Law II (LAW-304); Principles of Accounting I (ACC-211), Principles of Accounting II (ACC-212), Intermediate Accounting I (ACC-311), Intermediate Accounting II (ACC-312), Tax Accounting (ACC-321), Cost Accounting (ACC-322), Auditing (ACC-401), Advanced Accounting (ACC-404), Personal Computers for Accountants (ACC-417), Corporate Finance (ACC-421) and Accounting Intership (ACC-444); and two electives from Special Topics in Accounting (ACC-389), Special Topics in Accounting Special Topics in Accounting (ACC-390), Accounting Theory & Application (ACC-403), Accounting CPA Problems (Accounting CPA Problems (ACC-420)), Computers and Computing (CSC-110) or Introduction to Programming I (CSC-151); Macroeconomics (ECO-201), Microeconomics (ECO-202), Statistics (ECO-207) and Money and Banking (ECO-328); International Business (MGT-411). All accounting majors take Accounting Intership (ACC-444) for a minimum of 3 credit hours. A waiver of this requirement will be given only in exceptional circumstances as determined by the department chair. If a waiver is granted, the student must take another minimum 3-credit course stipulated by the department chairman in consultation with the student’s advisor.
A student must earn at least a C in each course required for the major. A minimum of 15 credits in accounting courses and at least half (30) of the credits in the major must be earned at D’Youville. A student may repeat no more than three major courses in the total program.
|General Education Requirements||30|
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||27|
|Total Credits for Major||63|
Course Requirements for the Major
|ACC-211||Principles of Accounting I||3|
|ACC-212||Principles of Accounting II||3|
|ACC-417||Personal Computers for Accountants||3|
|MGT-304||Communicating in Organizations||3|
|LAW-303||Business Law I||3|
|LAW-304||Business Law II||3|
Requirements for the Accounting Major
|ACC-311||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACC-312||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ECO-328||Money and Banking||3|
|Select two of the following electives:||6|
|Special Topics in Accounting Special Topics in Accounting|
|Accounting Theory & Application|
|Accounting CPA Problems|
To be in good standing, students must do the following:
- Maintain term (semester/summer) and cumulative averages of 2.0.
- Maintain a minimum grade of C in all 100- to 400-level courses required in the major and for all other courses required for the major.
- Students experiencing academic difficulties may be required to decelerate their progress until an acceptable level of general academic performance is achieved. Permission to decelerate in the program must be obtained from the chair of the department of business.
- Students at the undergraduate level can be placed on program probation a maximum of two consecutive terms or a total of three nonconsecutive terms. Students who exceed these limits are dismissed.
A student will be placed on program academic probation when there is failure to satisfy specific program academic standards or regulations. A student will be placed on academic probation for the two full-time terms (i.e., semesters and/or summers) which immediately follow the date of probation. All students on program academic probation must meet the academic standards for their classification (undergraduate/graduate). Failure to meet the academic standards during a probationary period will result in dismissal from the program.
Students placed on academic probation are not permitted to advance to subsequent terms of study until the academic deficiency which resulted in the probation status has been remedied. The student will remain on probation for two terms in which full-time coursework, or its equivalent, is satisfactorily completed.
Students may appeal the decision of dismissal from the accounting program to the chair of the department of business. The appeal is initiated with a letter from the student to the department chair that describes the extenuating circumstances that limited academic performance. The department chair then presents the appeal to the business faculty for consideration. If the appeal is accepted, the student will remain on program academic probation for two full-time terms and must satisfy the criteria of probation.
Students enrolled in the D’Youville College business programs are expected to demonstrate high standards of personal behavior and professional conduct in the academic and fieldwork assignments. Academic dishonesty of any form will not be tolerated by the program faculty. College policy regarding academic dishonesty will be followed with the recommendation that the offender be dismissed from the business program.
Admission requirements for applicants entering as freshmen are as follows:
- Combined SAT scores of at least 1,080 (math and verbal) or 21 ACT
- A high school average of at least 85 percent
- High school rank in the upper half of class
Students must also demonstrate successful completion of two years of mathematics. One year of foreign language is recommended, but not mandatory. Although D’Youville does not mandate that letters of recommendation or a letter of intent to study a specific discipline be included with the application, students applying to the international business combined B.S./ M.S. program are strongly advised to include these documents with their application.
The admission requirement for transfer students is a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. Transfer students are also strongly advised to include letters of recommendation and a letter of intent with their application. Students with a G.P.A. of lower than 2.5 may be considered for conditional acceptance on an individual basis. Conditionally accepted students can matriculate after completing four undergraduate or graduate courses, as appropriate, with a grade of B or better.