May 25, 2020
In addition to being offered on Northern State University’s main campus (Aberdeen, SD), this major is also available online.
Certified Public Accounting PLC Disclosures.
Exit Requirements for Business Majors
In addition to Northern State University graduation requirements, baccalaureate business majors must:
- Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work in the School of Business at Northern State University. Acceptance of course work completed at other colleges and universities will be evaluated by the Dean.
- Take School of Business exit exam
Most states, including South Dakota, require 150-hours of college credit to qualify to take the Uniform CPA Exam. In addition to the course listed below, students majoring in Professional Accountancy must also complete business core requirements, 18-credits approved by the accounting coordinator (including 300/400 level ACCT, AGEC, BADM, MIS courses, internship, ACCT 492 or BADM 492 ), and meet School of Business exit requirements. It is highly recommended that Professional Accountancy majors complete an internship and select related courses compatible with career goals and professional expectations.
General Education Requirements
Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits
Associate degrees - 24 credits
Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)
Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).
Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)
Goal #3: Social Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)
Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)
Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)
Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).
Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)
Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)
Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.
Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits
Quantitative Course (3 credits)
Additional Course (3 credits)
Total Degree: 150 Credits