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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Accounting Concentration - Business Administration B.S.*

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View information for the Department of Accounting and Finance .

Professors: Barnes, Campbell, Filling, Fu, Kim, Lindsay, Song, Tan, Xie, Zhu

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall (DBH) 216
Phone: (209) 667-3671

The concentration in Accounting is available to students earning the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration .

Accounting is a systematic way of analyzing and describing the activities of a business or other economic entity primarily in monetary terms to provide useful information to managers, owners, investors, creditors, regulatory agencies, and others. Graduates will be able to develop and interpret financial reports and narratives and function in a competitive professional environment. They will be prepared in at least two specialized areas:  auditing of financial results, completion of tax returns, and applying appropriate software to accounting problems.

View Learning Objectives  for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and its concentrations.

View the degree program Roadmap, which provides recommended advising maps to complete the degree program. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.

The Major

1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

3. Complete the Writing Proficiency Requirement:

(3 units)

4. Complete a minimum 26 units of coursework in the business administration core with a letter grade of C- or better in each course:

(26 units minimum)

5. Complete a concentration.

The Concentration

(20 units)

1. Required courses, each of which must be completed with a grade of C- or better:

(16 units)

2. Complete one of the following two courses:

(4 units)


All courses in the Accounting concentration must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. The Accounting concentration must be completed with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better.


The accounting program provides the foundation for students intending to prepare for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams.

Admission into programs leading to the above certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a certification. Certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, certification requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet certification requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet certification requirements. Information concerning certification requirements is available from the department chair.

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