Program PictureThe objective of the major in accounting is to provide basic conceptual accounting and business knowledge as a foundation for beginning professional careers as accountants in the fields of public accounting, private or industrial accounting, and governmental accounting, or for pursuing study at the graduate level. In the senior year, students may specialize to a limited extent by taking one or more advanced courses in a particular field.

 

Major Requirements:
In addition to UAB’s basic undergraduate requirements, students must complete:

  • 18 hours of accounting courses (Financial Accounting I, Accounting Information Systems, Financial Accounting II, Cost Accounting, Income Taxation I, and Internal Auditing), earning a grade of C in each course and an overall 2.0 GPA.

  • 6 hours from 400-level or higher Accounting courses, earning a grade of C in each course and overall 2.0 GPA


Minor Requirements:

  • xx hours of accounting courses

  • xx hours of other courses


High School Preparation:

  • 4 years of English

  • 3 years of social science

  • 3 years of math (Algebra 1 and higher)

  • 3 years of science (must include 2 lab sciences)

  • 1 year of a foreign language

  • 3 additional core courses for a total of at least 17 core courses


UAB generally admits students with a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 950 (critical reading/math) and a minimum GPA of 2.25. UAB considers all applications on an individual basis. Students also must satisfy entrance requirements of and be admitted to the School of Business and have a junior standing before beginning accounting courses. For admission to UAB, students should take:
In addition to UAB’s basic undergraduate requirements, students must complete:
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Careers:

Independent public accountant

Government or business accountant

Tax consultant

Fraud examiner

Financial planner

Sample Courses:

Principles of Accounting

Financial Accounting

Income Taxation

Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting

Forensic Accounting and IT Auditing