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Accountancy ACCT

Degree Type: Associate in Applied Science

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3
CHOOSE ONE (with guidance from advisor):
BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting 2 3
ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting 1 3
ACCT 321 Cost Accounting 1 3
CHOOSE ONE (with guidance from advisor):
ACCT 231 Payroll Accounting 3
ACCT 241 Computerized Accounting 3
CHOOSE ONE (with guidance from advisor):
ACCT 301 Fed Tax Concepts for Business 3
ACCT 350 Fed Income Tax-Individual 3
ISYS 105 Intro Micro Systems-Software 3
* (or competency)
*ELECTIVES: Directed (advisor approval required) 6
University General Education
Communication Competence
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
Scientific Understanding
Lab Science Elective 3/4
Quantitative Skills
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
* (If MATH ACT is 24 or higher, substitute a general education elective)
Cultural Enrichment
* Elective 3
Social Awareness
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Minimum credit hours required for A.A.S. degree: 60-61

Why Choose Accountancy?

An accounting education can lead to a highly respected and rewarding career. If you elect to major in Accountancy, you may prepare yourself for a variety of accounting careers in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, and professional services.

Career Opportunities

More and more employers are demanding a degreed individual to fill staff accounting and office positions. This program provides a solid basis in accounting as well as the computer accounting skills that are critical to employers. An Associate degree in Accountancy can be just the thing to open doors for entry-level positions that provide excellent earnings potential.

Admission Requirements

New Students:
2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and two of the three criteria below: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or SAT Writing score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Math score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Reading score of 430 or higher.

Transfer Students:
Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGLISH 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 – 100. Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and HS Algebra with 2.0.

Exceptions for New and Transfer Students:
Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 High School GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math or Reading (2.00 Overall GPA for Transfer Students) can be considered for conditional admission in a College of Business Pre-Program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
Pre-Program students must complete a minimum of 12 FSU credits (excluding developmental courses) with a 2.35 GPA; courses must include ENGL 150 and MATH 115 before being considered for admission into their program of choice. Students must meet admission criteria for their chosen degree program by the time they have earned 30 credits.

More Information:
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.

Applicants not meeting the above criteria for direct admissions into a specific COB program, but still meeting Ferris State University admissions criteria, will be placed into the College of Business in the Pre-Business program until they meet the admission criteria for the program into which they desire entrance. Transfer student admission criteria can be found on the transfer student webpage.

Graduation Requirements

The Accountancy program leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core and related classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all General Education requirements of the degree as specified.

More Information

Accountancy, Finance, & Info Systems
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
call (231) 591-2434
or email AFIS@ferris.edu

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Next accreditation review is February 2018.

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