Bachelor of Science in Accounting
The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Accounting provides students a broad–based education that balances concepts with practical knowledge. The program develops professionals who understand the role of information in organizations and financial markets, have the necessary skills to integrate financial analysis and information technology, and possess analytical and management skills. Download BS in Accounting brochure.
Students who complete the program thrive in careers in information–intensive organizations as information managers, consultants or financial analysts. Students who desire a comprehensive accounting education and wish to become certified public accountants are advised to pursue the 150–credit–hour BS and MS fast–track program in Accounting. Students who successfully complete both degrees may sit for the CPA examination upon completion of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s 150–semester–hour educational requirement.
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Fast-Track in Accounting
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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting at UT Dallas provides a solid foundation of critical business skills for the students. This program offers a well-balanced education that emphasizes practice as well as theory and implementation. A BS in Accounting degree is for you if you wish to work in a challenging and invigorating environment and have a rewarding career ahead of you. The opportunities for one-on-one advising and the Accounting Business Coaches (ABCs’) program provide ample opportunities for the students to interact with faculty and program staff.
The UT Dallas Accounting program is designed to prepare students to become leaders in the public and private sectors, not-for-profit organizations and government positions. Our emphasis is on enhancing the ability of our students to understand current trends and to alert them to the broader implications of accounting principles, procedures and accounting decisions.
With a UT Dallas BS Accounting Degree you will acquire skills for life that will prove beneficial to you personally as well as to the community at large.
John Barden CPA, CFE
Texas residency is not based on citizenship. It is based on when you moved to the state and how long you have continuously resided here. Please visit Residency for detailed information.
Tuition at UT Dallas is on a sliding scale. The more credit hours you take a semester, the cheaper the credit hours are, and the sooner you finish the degree, therefore, the lower the total cost of the degree.
UT Dallas also offers a guaranteed tuition plan, so whatever the credit hour rate is when you come into your program that will not change during your program. Payment plans for tuition and short-term loans are available. Please visit UT Dallas Bursar’s Office for complete details.
We offer the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship program for new and returning students. This is our primary means of supporting our undergraduate student’s financial needs. This is a competitive scholarship program and the main criterion for new students joining the program is based on high SAT score and GPA.
The scholarship provides you with $1,000 (one-time for the year) and in-state-tuition for the entire year. So, we encourage you to apply for the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship.
In addition to scholarships, US citizens may apply for financial aid through the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office.
For more information please visit Accounting-Specific Scholarships.
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The Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) is designed for highly motivated students who are interested in careers in professional accounting. Benefits of the program include: (1) smaller class sizes, (2) exclusive access to employment opportunities, and (3) enhancement of “soft skills” such as communication and leadership. Students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 may apply in the fall semester of their junior year. Provided that all degree requirements are satisfied, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at the end of their senior year and a Master of Science in Accounting at the end of their fifth year. Interested students may contact Amy Troutman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt Polze at email@example.com.
Beta Alpha Psi is an honors organization for accounting majors. Benefits of membership include (1) scholastic achievement, (2) professional development, (3) business etiquette, (4) networking, and (5) community service. Students in their junior year with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who have completed 6 accounting hours may pledge for membership during the first five weeks of the semester. For more information on Beta Alpha Psi, please see the website at http://utdbap.tumblr.com/.
The Institute of Internal Auditors – Student Chapter of The University of Texas at Dallas (IIASC) promotes the collegiate study of Internal Audit and Corporate Assurance, recognizes scholastic and professional excellence, and provides opportunities for networking among its members and practicing consultants/auditors. Students interested in IIASC must be in good standing and have an interest in internal auditing as a career choice. IIASC members represent a diverse group of academic and professional backgrounds, and most are graduate students pursuing a Master of Science in Accounting or a Master in Business Administration. For more information on IIASC, please see the website at http://www.utdallasiia.com/index.html
Ascend strives to continually influence and encourage the development of finance, accounting, and business students while serving as a collective voice for the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. For more information on Ascend, please contact Mary Beth Goodrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) is a nationwide professional association with the primary purpose of developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by African Americans and other minorities in the accounting and finance professions. For more information on NABA, please contact Amy Troutman at email@example.com.
The Accounting Business Coaches Program allows you to have a faculty member designated as a mentor during your time as an acocunting student. You should contact your assigned faculty member if you have an academic issue, need some independent guidance, or some career advice that you would like to discuss with someone who has an understanding of the profession and the marketplace. Additionally, this program partners with the Career Management Center to provide professional development opportunities throughout the semester.
This organization is open to all disciplines within the Jindal School of Management and serves the community by participating in at least one significant service project each semester. Examples of past projects include Care Packages for Soldiers and for families of children in the Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
Welcome to the Accounting Club!!!
The Accounting Club is a student-led organization that brings primarily Freshman & Sophomore students together to get interested in the Accounting Profession. The club will have guest speakers and volunteer events each semester. The club is a great place to begin networking and discover Beta Alpha Psi.
We provide information and opportunities that will assist you in your accounting careers. All accounting students and those interested in the field are encouraged to come!
Contact Professor Barden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2012 Undergraduate Accounting Student Profile
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