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Courses | B.S. in Accounting

Below are the course requirements for this academic program. In addition to these program-specific requirements, all majors include Biola's traditional undergraduate core curriculum. For more program details, including a sample course sequence, visit Biola's academic catalog.

Admission Requirements

Admission into Biola University does not guarantee admission as an Accounting major in the Crowell School of Business, nor permission to enroll in upper-division business administration courses (Intermediate Accounting excepted). Prior to formal admission, students shall continue to be advised as pre-business majors. The following requirements must be observed:

  1. Complete, with a minimum of a "C" (2.0) grade in each of the following courses (totaling 18 semester hours), or the equivalent; with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50: BUSN 201 or BUSN 202, BUSN 211, BUSN 212 and BUSN 240; ENGL 100 or ENGL 112; MATH 190 or MATH 210.
  2. Accomplish an overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all college level course work completed at the time of formal application to the Crowell School of Business.
  3. Complete all portions of the application for admission to the Crowell School of Business. The application should be filed the semester in which the student is in progress of completing the prerequisite course requirements.
  4. Meet approval of the academic advisor of the Crowell School of Business. The process may require an interview.

Integration Seminar Requirement

Accounting majors will be required to fulfill their Biblical Studies Integration Seminar requirement by completing the specific integration seminar BBST 465 Integration Seminar: Organizational Ethics.

Writing Competency Requirement

Accounting majors will meet the Writing Competency Requirement by receiving a grade of C+ or higher in the business-specific section of ENGL 313 Writing in the Disciplines: Writing for Business. Students not receiving a grade of C+ or better will be required to retake the course.

Curriculum Requirements

Program-Specific Core Curriculum Courses
The Core Curriculum requirement for a foreign language for those following an accounting major may be met by two years of high school language or the first four credits of a college language. PHIL 215, COMM 281 and PSYC 200 are recommended for accounting majors. The following courses are required to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirement for Math and Writing Competency:
Business Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Writing in the Disciplines (must be business-specific section entitled "Writing for Business")
Accounting majors must fulfill their Biblical Studies integration seminar requirement by taking one of the sections of BBST 465 Integration Seminar: Organizational Ethics.
Program Courses
BUSN 201Principles of Macroeconomics3
BUSN 202Principles of Microeconomics3
BUSN 211Principles of Accounting I3
BUSN 212Principles of Accounting II3
BUSN 230Introduction to Marketing3
or BUSN 231 Introduction to Marketing: Practical Application
BUSN 240Principles of Management3
BUSN 311Intermediate Accounting I3
BUSN 312Intermediate Accounting II3
BUSN 313Cost Accounting3
BUSN 316Federal Income Tax for Partnerships, Corporations and Estates3
BUSN 317Accounting Information Systems3
BUSN 347Global Business Environment3
BUSN 361Business Law3
BUSN 370Business Finance3
BUSN 411Advanced Accounting 13
BUSN 412Auditing 13
BUSN 470Strategic Management3
Program Course Requirements: 51 credits
Core Curriculum Requirements 267
General Electives2
Total Credits120

With Department approval, BUSN 411 and/or BUSN 412 may be substituted with BUSN 413, BUSN 414, BUSN 415, or BUSN 417. Please see the Department for advising.


See Core Curriculum Program section for details.

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