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Programs of Study


Accounting / Business Administration

Degree Type: AS

Semester Credit Hours: 60

First Semester - 15 SCH

BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
HIST 1301 - United States History I
MATH 1324 - Mathematics for Business & Social
EDUC/PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework

Second Semester - 15 SCH

MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation
HIST 1302 - United States History II
MATH 1325 - Calculus for Business & Social
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
SPCH 1321 - Business & Professional Communication

Third Semester - 15 SCH

ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
BUSI 2301 - Business Law
BIOL 1322 - Nutrition & Diet Therapy
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government

First Semester - 15 SCH

ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government
PHYS 1303 - Stars and Galaxies
ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
COMM 1307 - Introduction to Mass Communication

Marketable Skills

  • Critical Thinking - Ability to process information and apply theoretical insights in an applied industry context.
  • Personal and Social Responsibility - Understands the importance of ethical decision-making in the business world and within the accounting context; monitors performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem solving -  Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Program Outcomes

  • Evaluate economic data.
  • Apply economic reasoning to analysis of current events.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of economic terminology and concepts.
  • Analyze and complete journal entries utilizing generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Categorize accounts to prepare income statement, statement of owner’s equity, statement of cash flows, and balance sheet.
  • Evaluate company production, profitability and cost using managerial accounting tools.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $40,630; 10% of workers earn $24,190 or less; 10% of workers earn $60,970 or more. US wage data: workers on average earn $41,230; 10% of workers earn $25,870 or less; 10% of workers earn $62,410 or more.

Career Opportunities

AS Minimum: Entrepreneur / Business owner; Office Assistant; Customer Service Representative. BS Minimum: Accountant; Marketing Director; Analyst; Business Operations Manager; Financial Advisor; Banker; Sales Manager; Consultant. MS Minimum: Economist.

High School Endorsements

Business and Industry

Transfer Path / Requirements

Students pursuing a CPA should consider a BBA and MS in Accounting. Other students may wish to pursue a BBA degree in any of the following: Finance, Economics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Business Analytics, or General Business.