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2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II 
    
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (AS)


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The Associate of Science in Accounting degree program is designed to provide students with the appropriate background, knowledge, and skills they need for entry into the field of accounting and bookkeeping. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment in such diverse sectors as business, health, government, education, manufacturing, and social services. To acquire the broad based flexibility to enter these areas, students have the opportunity to learn the accounting cycle, accounting procedures for merchandising, and the basics of cost accounting. In addition, they can learn how to work with balance sheets, income statements, and statements of changes in financial position and how to prepare a statement of cash flow. The program provides a strong academic foundation to seek entry into the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program upon graduation.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of how culture, society, ethics, law, politics, technology, and economic principles impact the actions and decisions of accounting professionals.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use accounting procedures for entry-level financial and cost accounting.
  • Students will prepare a balance sheet, an income statement, and a statement of cash flow from financial accounting procedures and internal decision-making reports from cost accounting procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use accounting software in organizational operations.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, their understanding of and solutions for common accounting problems.
  • Students will demonstrate proficient use of information technology in an accounting environment.
  • Students will demonstrate effective teamwork skills in an accounting environment.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to apply quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills to analyze accounting problems.

Associate of Science in Accounting: 92 Credits


Area I General Education Requirements: 40 Credits


Professional Development


Basic Communications


Mathematics and Statistics (choose one)


Natural Sciences (choose one)


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Area II Foundation Requirements: 16 Credits


Note(s):


As of July 1, 2013, South University no longer accepts applications for entrance into the Associate of Science in Accounting program offered online or on ground.

State approval policies require residents of the State of Arkansas to enroll in specific courses within this program rather than the courses specified in the program description above. Residents of the State of Arkansas should contact their admissions representatives for specific courses required within this program.

State of Minnesota education requirements consider HIS1101  and HIS1102  to be Social Science coursework; therefore, Minnesota residents are advised to complete an Arts and Humanities course other than HIS1101 or HIS1102 to fulfill their South University Arts and Humanities General Education requirement.

If a student chooses to take an Anatomy and Physiology course, BIO1011  and BIO1013  satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement. Students enrolling in either course must, however, also take the related co-requisite lab courses: BIO1012  and BIO1014  respectively.

Maryland residents are not eligible to enroll in an internship, externship, practicum, or field experience course. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

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