Accounting, B.S.

The Accounting, B.S. major is available in a traditional as well as an online format.

Overall Requirements

  • 120 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Grades of C or better in all courses used toward Major Course Requirements
  • Grades of B- or better in: ACC 201 and ACC 202
  • Grades of C or better in: ECO 201 and ISM 280
  • At least 50 percent of the business semester hours required for the degree must be earned at UNC Greensboro

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements - Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC)

Major Requirements

Bryan School Pre-Admission Courses 

Students should plan to complete the pre-admission courses by the end of the sophomore year, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Courses used to meet Bryan School Pre-Admission and Bryan School Common Business Core requirements cannot be used to fulfill major or concentration requirements in the following majors: ACCT, BADM, ECOS, ENTR, FINC, INTB, ISSC, HTMT, or MKTG.

See the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics for more information.

Blueprint for Personal Development
and Blueprint for Professional Development
Blueprint for Personal and Professional Development
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Economic and Business Statistics I
Foundations for Analytics using Spreadsheets
Information Systems for Decision Making
Select one of the following:
Exploring Writing in College Contexts
Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse: Written Communication
College Writing I
Completion of one of the following:
College Algebra
Algebra with Business Applications
Calculus with Business Applications
Precalculus I
Precalculus II
Mathematics for the Life Sciences
Calculus for the Life Sciences
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Calculus A
Calculus B

Bryan School Common Business Core

Global and Cultural Development
Leadership Development
Introduction to Communication Studies
The International Economy
Business Finance I
Introduction to International Business
Organizational Behavior
The Legal Environment of Business
Business Policy and Strategy *
Business Communication & Innovation
Principles of Marketing
Ethical Issues in Business
Ethical Issues in Entrepreneurship
Operations Management
Global Sustainability Elective - One chosen from the list below: **
Economics of a Global Sustainable Society
Entrepreneurship in a Sustainable Global Environment
Global Crossings: Topics in Images, Media, and Texts
Global Green: Cultures of Production and/or Consumption
Introduction to Sustainable Development

Hospitality and Tourism Management majors are exempt from the MGT 491 requirement; a similar course, HTM 491, is taken within the major requirements.


Or other approved Global Sustainability elective.

Accounting Courses 

Minimum grade of C in all Major Course Requirements: *
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Accounting Transaction Processing Systems
Cost Accounting
Federal Tax Concepts
Auditing Concepts
Data Analytics Requirement3
Select one of the following:
Database Systems
Business Analytics
Economic and Business Statistics II
Finance Requirement **3
Select one of the following:
Business Finance II
Fundamentals of Futures, Options and Behavioral Finance

Transfer credit, or use of a course to meet a prerequisite, is given for Accounting courses at the 300 level or above only by examination.


or a 400 level ACC elective


Electives sufficient to complete 120 total credit hours required for the degree.

Disciplinary Honors in Accounting 


  • A minimum of 12 credit hours as defined below.
  • UNC Greensboro cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions.
Senior Honors Project
6 credits of Honors course work in the major6
3 credits of Honors course work in the major or another area3


Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in Accounting; have that accomplishment, along with the title of the Senior Honors Project, noted on the official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.

Honors Advisor

Contact Ambrose Jones III at for further information and guidance about Honors in Accounting. To apply:

Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Accounting

Application and Admission

Qualified UNC Greensboro undergraduate students who are pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Accounting may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master's Program. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 credits earned at UNC Greensboro is required. The Department of Accounting and Finance also requires an Accounting GPA of 3.5 based on at least 9 credits of accounting classes earned at UNC Greensboro. Students must have completed accounting courses through ACC 318 Intermediate Accounting I with a minimum grade of B or better. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits and may not apply for admission to the accelerated program before the first semester of the junior year. Applicants will not be required to take the GMAT. All applicants must complete the Accelerated Master's Program information when applying for admission to the graduate degree program.


Admitted students may apply a maximum of 6 credits from the following graduate-level courses toward completion of both the undergraduate and graduate degree provided that they earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in the course and fulfill graduate-level requirements of the M.S. in Accounting:

ACC 561Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting3
ACC 621Accounting Internship3
ACC 631Advanced Auditing3
ACC 632Principles of Fraud Examination3
ACC 638Information Technology Auditing and Accounting Data Analytics3
ACC 642Specialized Accounting Entities3
ACC 651Introduction to Business Entity Taxation3
ACC 652Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts 3
ACC 688Advanced Business Law3

Graduate courses completed through the Accelerated Master's Program fulfill the last accounting elective and one free elective for the undergraduate degree. ACC 638 may fulfill the data analytics accounting major requirement for the undergraduate degree. Please consult with an advisor to determine how the courses taken at the graduate level will meet requirements in the bachelor's degree program. All degree requirements for the Master of Science in Accounting remain the same.