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.

Degree Plan

Fast-Track in Accounting

Visit the Fast-Track Programs page.

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
Director, Undergraduate Accounting

(972) 883-4434
Office – JSOM 4.429


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.

We also encourage you to visit Accounting-Specific Scholarships as well as available scholarships at UT Dallas.

Click on the Organizations to know more about them.

Fall 2012 Undergraduate Accounting Student Profile

Class Statistics

Percentage or Number

Enrolled Students
Full-time Students
Part-time Student
Transfer Students Compared to Freshmen
Work Experience
3-5 Years
Average Age
25 Years
Average GPA
Average Salary: Public Accounting
Average Salary: Corporate Accounting