Lake Superior State University

Accounting: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


The discipline of accounting provides financial and other information essential to the efficient conduct and evaluation of the activities of any organization. Accounting includes the development and analysis of data, the testing of its validity and relevance, and the interpretation and communication of the resulting information to intended users. Students completing the degree will be eligible to sit for various professional certification examinations. The program complies with current educational requirements for the CPA certification.



Degree Requirements


Major Department Requirements (89 credits)

Common Professional Cognate

Electives (7-9 credits)

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 128 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO SIT FOR THE CPA EXAM must complete the 128-hour accounting degree AND take 22 additional hours of course work. Students will work with an advisor to select 22 additional hours which could be in the form of minors, selected courses in legal studies, CIS, law enforcement, internships, etc. An articulated advanced business degree may also be an option.
(MICPA Requirement)


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