Bachelor of Science in Accounting
The Bachelor of Science 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.
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 analytical skills, promotes ethical awareness, enhances communication and networking skills, and introduces regulatory compliance. Accounting is not just about numbers. It is the language of business and this program offers a well-balanced education that emphasizes fundamentals as well as practical application. The UT Dallas Accounting program is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, or government/not-for-profit organizations. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from UT Dallas you will have the technical competence and professional skills necessary to become a leader in the accounting profession.
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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.
UT Dallas also offers a guaranteed tuition plan, so whatever the semester 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 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 academic year.
In addition to scholarships, US citizens may apply for financial aid through the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office.
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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 email@example.com. Please visit the website.
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.
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.
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.
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
As an undergraduate accounting student, you will have the opportunity to participate in several prestigious case competitions. A few of those competitions are listed below:
- AICPA “This Way to CPA” Case Competition
- Deloitte FanTAXtic Case Competition
- University of Arizona’s Eller Ethics Case Competition
- University of Pittsburgh’s Berg Cup Case Competition
Fall 2014 Undergraduate Accounting Student Profile
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List of companies who employ our students
Choosing to be a part of the Undergraduate Accounting Program was the best decision I could make for my education and career. Although the program is academically excellent, it has also allowed me to grow personally, professionally, and intellectually. The professors truly care about their students’ success and strive to help us achieve our goals.
The Undergraduate Accounting Program has meant the world to me. It has developed me into a sharp, confident professional who is ready to begin a successful career at a public accounting firm. The program is strengthened by the amazing professors that go above and beyond to help students achieve their maximum potential.
The Undergraduate Accounting Program thrives on dedication, professionalism, and authenticity. As a student in the Professional Program in Accounting, the aspect I cherish the most is the genuineness of the professors. The professors strive to create an environment conducive to learning, as well as fostering the long-term success of each individual student.
I chose the Undergraduate Accounting Program because it challenges the way a student thinks about business. In the classroom, the professors promote a deeper understanding of accounting and how it translates into the business world. This program has absolutely prepared me for a successful career at a public accounting firm.