NSU Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Apr 21, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Accounting (BS)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus, Online



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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the appropriate accounting and auditing standards to financial information and financial statements. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Analyze financial data and tax rules in order to prepare tax returns for individuals and businesses. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry & Analysis)
  • Identify and analyze data needed to create reports for managerial decisions. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  • Demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking skills to research an accounting situation and provide proper accounting treatment. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Apply ethical dimension(s) to accounting situations. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning)

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

Coursework Required


Students majoring in accounting must also complete business core courses and meet School of Business exit requirements.

Recommendation for General Education Goal #5 (MATH 114):


It is recommended that MATH 114  or higher be taken to fulfill GE Goal #5.

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 found in the Academic Affairs Guideline 7.6.B.

Goal #2: Oral Communication (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate [in two disciplines]/3 credits Associate)


Baccalaureate - Six (6) credits hours (in two disciplines).

Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy found in the Academic Affairs Guidelines 7.6.A.

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


Human Values (3 credits)


Additional Course (3 credits)


  • Course with MATH prefix above the level of College Algebra* OR
  • Third course in Natural Sciences OR
  • 3 credits
  • NOTE: MATH 103 , MATH 104 , and MATH 115  are considered to be at the same level as College Algebra and therefore may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120 CREDITS


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