Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting are required to take a 30 semester hour business core which consists of courses in accounting, business, finance, marketing and management.
Charles W. Boland, Department Head
Mike Daub, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Majors Students can pursue two options in accounting - the traditional major or a special major designed to prepare students to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The traditional major requires 27 semester hours in accounting courses.
CPA Major The Bachelor of Business Administration -- Certified Public Accountant degree program is a five-year, 150-hour program which satisfies the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy's requirements. To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam, students must have completed 150 hours of college study with at least 36 hours in accounting at the time of application. Students also must fulfill the basic B.B.A. requirements.
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This program provides to each accepted applicant tuition relief up to 24 total hours taken during the fifth year. This relief would be one-half of the full per hour tuition rate. To receive continued support, students must maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average for the first semester. Students will also have internship opportunities to provide invaluable experience with local CPA firms, local industry and/or local government units. Students are expected to provide services to the department and/or the School of Business. The primary service would be as a tutor.
Minor A minor in accounting consists of 21 semester hours.
Courses Click to view a list of courses available through the Department of Accounting.
Beyond the Classroom Internship opportunities, designed to enhance the classroom experience, are available for students in the School of Business. Students may also serve in HPU's award-winning Phi Beta Lambda chapter where HPU students have recently received national recognition for excellence in team building and program planning.
Honors Program Students in the School of Business may choose to apply for admission to the Academy of Freedom multidisciplinary honors program. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine their specialized major with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system. Through advanced study in such areas political science, history, psychology and sociology, students gain a better understanding of their role in today's society. Challenging projects enable students to hone their research and writing skills for further study in graduate school.
Scholarships There are a number of scholarships, grants, and loans available through the university's financial aid program. Additionally, departmental scholarships are available for HPU students who are already enrolled in their major. Scholarship Requirements (Word Document)
Department Organizations and Honor Society
Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society