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B.S. Accountancy

Students majoring in Accountancy must complete a minimum of 128 hours and must satisfy the general studies, business core, and accountancy component requirements. This program provides the student with a comprehensive major in accountancy that will qualify him/her to pursue various career opportunities in the accounting profession. Strong emphasis is placed on the use of microcomputers to solve accounting problems. To graduate from the Bachelor of Science Accountancy degree program, the student must possess a 2.75 grade-point average in all accounting (ACCT) courses taken at Bluefield State College.

Students planning to sit for the Certified Public Accountants examination in the state of West Virginia need to complete 150 hours of course study. The specific courses required are included in the B.S. in Accountancy program. Students graduating with the B.S. in Business Administration-Accounting Specialization need to be sure to take BUSN 302 Business Law for Professional Accountants as an elective and ACCT 430 Advanced Accounting, ACCT 350 Advanced Taxation, and ACCT 431 Auditing Principles as their ACCT 300/400 electives.  Be sure to consult with your accounting advisor.

Students must take at least 50% of all 300 and 400 level courses in the Business Core and the Accounting Component at Bluefield State College.

ACCT201Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT202Principles of Accounting II 3
MRKT210Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT210Principles of Management 3
BUSN301Business Law and the Legal Environment 3
BUSN232Business and Electronic Communications 3
BUSN 240Microsoft Excel 3
BUSN 260Microsoft Access 3
BUSN310Applied Business Statistics 3
MATH 210Elementary Statistics 
BUSN350Financial Management 3
BUSN380Production/Operations Management 3
BUSN482Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 3
BUSN494Business Strategy 3
NOTE: Accountancy majors are also required to successfully complete the following courses, all of which satisfy general studies requirements:
ECON211Principles of Economics I (Macro) 3
ECON212Principles of Economics II (Micro) 3
BUSN130Microsoft Word & Presentations 3
SPCH208 Fundamentals of Speech 3
BUSN250Quantitative Techniques in Business 3


ACCT301Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT302Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT305Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT306Cost Accounting 3
BUSN302Business Law for Professional Accountants 3
ACCT430Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT440Govt./NFP Accounting 3
ACCT325Tax/Personal & Business Decision Making 3
ACCT350Advanced Taxation 3
ACCT431Auditing Principles 3
BUSN402Financial Planning and Analysis 3
Restricted Accounting Electives - Choose 2 6
ACCT424Accounting Information Systems 
ACCT432Advanced Auditing 
ACCT490Topics in Accounting 
Others with permission of accounting faculty
Restricted Business Electives - Choose 2 6
Permission of accounting faculty required


Semester OneSemester Two
ENGL 101Composition I 3ENGL 102Composition II 3
BUSN 130Microsoft Word & Presentations 3BUSN 240Microsoft Excel  3
MGMT 210Principles of Management 3               OR 
MATH 109Algebra 3BUSN 260Microsoft Access 
 Physical or Biological Sciences 3MRKT 210Principles of Marketing 3
 Lab 1 Social Science Elective 3
  16 Physical or Biological Sciences 3
    Lab 1
Semester ThreeSemester Four
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting I 3ACCT 202Principles of Accounting II 3
ECON 211Principles of Economics I 3ECON 212Principles of Economics II 3
BUSN 250Quantitative Tech in Business 3BUSN 232Business & Electronic Comm. 3
ENGL 201Humanistic Tradition BUSN 301Business Law & Legal Environment 3
               OR 3 Social Science Elective 3
ENGL 205Modern Tradition  Fine Arts/Humanities Elective 3
 Restricted Business Elective 3  18
 Elective 3   
Semester FiveSemester Six
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I 3ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 305Managerial Accounting 3ACCT 306Cost Accounting 3
BUSN 310Applied Business Statistics 3ACCT 350Advanced Taxation


ACCT 325Taxation for Personal & Business Decision Making 3BUSN 350Financial Management 3
SPCH 208Fundamentals of Speech 3BUSN 302Business Law for Professional Accts 3
  15  15
Semester SevenSemester Eight
ACCT 430Advanced Accounting 3BUSN 482Business Ethics & Social Resp. 3
ACCT 431Auditing Principles 3BUSN 494Business Strategy 3
BUSN 380Production/Operation Management 3ACCT 440Govt/NFP Accounting 3
 Restricted Accounting Elective 3ACCT 402Financial Planning & Analysis 3
 Restricted Business Elective 3 Restricted Accounting Elective 3
  15  15
Bluefield State College requires a minimum of 128 Hours for graduation