Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program addresses the areas of servant leadership, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and business skills in order to develop the global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders required in today's global economy. The program prepares students for professional practice in corporate accounting, corporate finance, or public accounting. Completing the requirements for the accounting major qualifies students to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in most states.

General Education Requirements

Course to Course Review

Overview
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency Requirements Total Credits
University Foundations
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will complete one of the following UNV Foundational courses: UNV 103 for students entering with under 24 credit hours or UNV 303 for students transferring 24 or more credit hours.
 
4
Effective Communication

 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
 
9 - 12
Christian Worldview
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV 101.
 
4
Critical Thinking


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of college-level mathematics.
 
11 - 12
Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.).
 
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Bachelor of Science in Accounting Courses

Maricopa Community College District transfer students who have completed the courses below, will be able to meet the course competency requirements for courses within the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Grand Canyon University.

MCCCD Courses GCU Courses
Course Number Course Title Credits Course Number Course Title Credits
MKT 271 Principles of Marketing 3 MKT-245 Principles of Marketing 4
ECN 211 & ECN 212 Macroeconomic and Micronomic Principles 4 ECN-220 Introduction to Economics
4
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 ACC-250 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3 ACC-350 Managerial Accounting 4
GBS 205 Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business 3 BUS-340 Ethical and Legal Issues in Business 4
GBS 221 Business Statistics 3 BUS-352 Business Statistics 4
Total Number of MCCCD Credits Applied to GCU Accounting Major 19

*The identified MCCCD courses fulfill the competency requirements for the corresponding GCU course; however, the courses may not fulfill the credit requirements. For more information please contact an Enrollment or Academic Counselor

Upper Level Division Classes

Maricopa Community College District transfer students will need to take the courses below within the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Grand Canyon University. They may also need to take additional courses to meet the graduation requirements of the program. See an Enrollment Counselor for more details.

Courses Left to Complete at GCU
MGT-420 Organizational Behavior and Management 4
FIN-350 Fundamentals of Business Finance 4
ACC-370 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC-371 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACC-360 Cost Accounting 4
ACC-460 Taxation 4
ACC-485 Advanced Accounting 4
MGT-455 Production/Operations Management 4
ACC-491 Auditing 4
BUS-485 Strategic Management 4
 
Total Number of Credits Remaining for GCU Accounting Major 40
Additional GCU Elective Credits Required 10
Total Credits Hours Needed to Complete Bachelor of Science in Accounting 120