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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


The primary purpose of the accounting major is to provide students with the technical and ethical educational background that will allow them to succeed in the public, private, and not-for-profit economic sectors and to provide faculty with the resources that will allow them to engage in high quality teaching, intellectual contributions, and service activities. This program is designed to attract students nationwide.


The accounting major has the following learning goals:

  • Graduates will be proficient in the use of information technology and able to provide accounting information that meets user needs.
  • Graduates will have the accounting background necessary to meet the education requirements for various professional examinations.
  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze business and accounting problems to make informed and technically appropriate decisions.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate business information clearly in order to assume leadership roles in their chosen professions.
  • Graduates will exhibit ethical conduct in all their activities and be able to apply a values-laden method for making ethical decisions.


All accounting majors must take the following sequence of courses:

ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I 3
ACCT B307 Accounting for Public Sector Entities 3
ACCT B340 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT B400 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT B403 Auditing + Assurance Services 3
ACCT B410 Strategic Cost Management 3
ACCT B460 International Accounting 3
ACCT B### Accounting Elective 3
  Business Electives 3
Total Credits in Major 33
Total Credits in Degree 120*

 * 150 credit hours are required to sit for the Certified Public Accountants' Examination in the state of Louisiana. Many of the specific required courses are included in this program. Students who plan to sit for the exam in another state should inform themselves of the requirements in that state.


Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements