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    The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSAc) is a four-year degree program that provides an excellent foundation in accounting and business. Its conceptual focus is designed to prepare students for success in a constantly evolving business environment and to prepare students for graduate studies.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan


    Students enrolled in the BSAc program are eligible to submit an application for early admission to graduate school via the school's combined 3/2 Program. Students who complete this combined program meet eligibility requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam and to practice as a CPA in Florida.

    Some students enter the Fisher School of Accounting with the intention of limiting their accounting studies at UF to undergraduate coursework. These students view the BSAc degree as providing valuable preparation for post-graduate studies in areas other than accounting, (e.g., law) or they plan to complete their graduate accounting studies at another institution. Students are cautioned that completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree alone will not satisfy the educational requirements to be licensed as a CPA in Florida.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Additional Information about Selecting General Education Courses

    • To ensure accounting students have breadth in their general education experience, 3000/4000-level business core courses may not be used to satisfy general education requirements. For example, MAN 3025 and MAR 3023 may not be used to fulfill social science and behavioral science requirements.
    • The selection of general education courses in the model semester plan is intended as a guide. Accounting students may vary their choice of general education courses, providing the selection of coursework complies with all university requirements. For additional information, refer to the General Education Program or meet with an undergraduate advisor.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of the 8 critical-tracking courses: ACG 2021, ACG 2071, CGS 2531 (or ISM 3013), ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 2233, MAC 2234, STA 2023
    • 3.0 GPA required on all attempts of preprofessional courses
    • 3.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional courses of the 8 critical-tracking courses (1 of the 4 courses must be MAC 2233 or equivalent)
    • 3.0 GPA required on all attempts of preprofessional courses
    • 3.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional courses of the 8 critical-tracking courses (1 of the 6 courses must be ACG 2021 with a minimum grade of B)
    • 3.0 GPA required on all attempts of preprofessional courses
    • 3.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete all 8 critical-tracking courses (ACG 2071 must be completed with a minimum grade of B)
    • Complete general education and the university writing requirements
    • 3.0 GPA required on all attempts of preprofessional courses
    • 3.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete ACG 3101 and ACG 3401
    • 3.0 GPA required on all attempts of preprofessional courses
    • 3.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1
    State Core GE-M
    State Core GE-C; WR-6
    Elective 1
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
    State Core GE-S
    ​GEB 3213 Professional Business Writing
    GE-C; WR-6
    MAC 2234 Survey of Calculus 2
    Humanities with Diversity
    State Core GE-H, D
    Biological or Physical Sciences
    GE-B or P
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
    CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software (GE-M) or
    ISM 3013 Introduction to Information Systems
    GEB 3218 Professional Speaking 3
    Humanities with International
    GE-H and N; WR-6
    ​Elective ​2
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    ACG 2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 3
    ​Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S, WR-6
    Elective 2
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    ACG 3101 Financial Accounting and Reporting 1 4
    ACG 3401 Business Processes and Accounting Information Systems 4
    FIN 3403 Business Finance 4
    QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions 4
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    ACG 4111 Financial Accounting and Reporting 2 4
    ACG 4341 Cost and Managerial Accounting 4
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management 4
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 4
    Total 16
    Semester 7 Credits
    ACG 4632 Introduction to Auditing, 3 credits

    Required for 3/2 program
    ACG 5637 Auditing 1, 2 credits, and
    ACG 5647 Auditing 2, 2 credits
    GEB 3373 International Business 4
    TAX 4001 Introduction to Federal Income Tax, 3 credits
    Required for 3/2 program
    TAX 5025 Federal Income Tax 1, 2 credits, and
    TAX 5027 Federal Income Tax 2, 2 credits
    3000 level or higher
    Total 14-16
    Semester 8 Credits
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business 4
    MAN 4504 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
    3000 level or higher
    Total 14
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