Accounting Major: Sample 4-Year Plan

The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample 4-Year Plan: Accounting – Bachelor of Science (BS)
FALL—Semester 1
Truman Days
Math Class (as placed)
ENG 190 Writing or COMM 170 Public Speaking
BSAD 153 Intro Bus Data Analytics (or sem. 2)
Choose 3-6 hours from:
Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Courses
Military Science
SPRING—Semester 2
Math or Statistics
COMM 170 Public Speaking or ENG 190 Writing
BSAD 153 Intro Bus Data Analytics (or sem. 1)
Choose 5-10 hours from:
Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Courses
Lifetime Health or Military Science
FALL—Semester 3
Math or Statistics (as needed)
ACCT 220 Intro. Financial Accounting
BSAD 234 Legal Env. Business (or sem. 4)
Principles of Economics (ECON 200/201/205)
STAT 220 Fund Data Science (or sem. 4)
Choose 3-6 hours from:
Foreign Language (or yr. 1)
Liberal Studies Courses
SPRING—Semester 4
Math or Statistics (as needed)
ACCT 221 Intro. Management Accounting
BSAD 234 Legal Env. Business (or sem. 3)
Principles of Economics (as needed)
STAT 220 Fund Data Science (or sem. 3)
Missouri Statute Course
Choose 3-6 hours from:
Foreign Language (or yr. 1)
Liberal Studies Courses
FALL—Semester 5
ACCT 302 Financial Reporting I
ACCT 319 Cost/Mgmt. Accounting (or sem. 6)
ACCT 367 Acct. Information Systems
BSAD 349 Organizational Behavior
JINS 3XX Jr. Writing Seminar (or sem. 6)
BSAD 353 Info Mgmt & Data Analytics (or sem. 6)
Choose 3-6 hours from:
BSAD 325 Principles of Marketing
BSAD 329 Principles of Finance
ACCT 407 Fed Taxation
Bachelor of Science Requirement
SPRING—Semester 6
ACCT 303 Financial Reporting II
ACCT 319 Cost/Mgmt. Acct. (or sem. 5)
JINS 3XX Jr. Writing Seminar (or sem. 5)
BSAD 352 Operations Mgmt.
BSAD 353 Info Mgmt & Data Analytics (or sem. 6)
Choose 3-6 hours from:
BSAD 329 Principles of Finance
SAD 325 Principles of Marketing
ACCT 407 Fed Taxation
Bachelor of Science Requirement
FALL—Semester 7
ACCT 417 Auditing
BSAD 460 Strategic Management Bachelor of Science Req. (as needed)
Liberal Studies Courses (as needed)
Electives (as needed)
SPRING—Semester 8
ACCT 498 Accounting Capstone
Bachelor of Science Req. (as needed)
Liberal Studies Courses (as needed)
Electives (as needed)
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman’s Official Catalog.