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Lake Superior State University

Accounting: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


The discipline of accounting provides financial and other information essential to the efficient conduct and evaluation of the activities of any organization. Accounting includes the development and analysis of data, the testing of its validity and relevance, and the interpretation and communication of the resulting information to intended users. Students completing the degree will be eligible to sit for various professional certification examinations. The program complies with current educational requirements for the CPA certification.

Pre-Business Core

Students will apply for admission to 300/400-level courses after completing the Pre-Business Core (PBC). See the School of Business for course listing.



Degree Requirements


Major Department Requirements (86 credits)

Common Professional Cognate

General Education (30-31 credits)

  • BUSN308 Managing Cultural Differences 3
  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • Humanities Elective 3-4
  • Natural Science Laboratory Courses 8
  • Social Science Elective 3

B.S. Degree requirement (5 credits)
Electives (7-9 credits)

Total Credits: 128

ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO SIT FOR THE CPA EXAM must complete the 128-hour accounting degree AND take 22 additional hours of course work. Students will work with an advisor to select 22 additional hours which could be in the form of minors, selected courses in legal studies, CIS, law enforcement, internships, etc. An articulated advanced business degree may also be an option.
(MICPA Requirement)


Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.