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Accounting Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Business and Economics
Pathway: Business and Communications

Accounting majors learn skills vital for every organization, from multi-national companies to government agencies and nonprofits. We provide the foundation you’ll need to prepare for professional tests like the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) examination.

Academics

Fall
  • BCOR 199 Introduction to Business
    3
  • CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications Exclamation Point
    4
  • SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 129 Pre-Calculus Mathematics or
    MATH 153 Calculus 1a with Precalculus
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 150 Applied Calculus or
    MATH 154 Calculus 1b with Precalculus or
    MATH 155 Calculus 1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Download the Guide application

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Take a language course
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Make a friend from another country

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Join an intramural team
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ACCT 321 Introduction to Accounting Systems Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • BCOR 299 Business Communication
    3
  • BCOR 330 Information Systems and Technology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 370 Managing Individuals and Teams Exclamation Point
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Spend a day without technology
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

Fall
  • ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ACCT 322 Accounting Systems Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • BCOR 340 Business Finance Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 350 Principles of Marketing Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • ACCT 431 Cost Management Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 360 Supply Chain Management Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 380 Business Ethics
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Exercise daily
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Join a club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ACCT 441 Income Tax Accounting 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ACCT 451 Auditing Theory
    3
  • BCOR 320 Legal Environment of Business Exclamation Point
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    3
15
Spring
  • ACCT 442 Income Tax Accounting 2
    3
  • BCOR 460 Contemporary Business Strategy
    3
  • Any 400-level ACCT Elective
    -
  • Unrestricted Electives
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    5
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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