Jul 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 

Accounting Major (BSBA)

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Accounting Major- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Please see the UNLV Lee Business School web page at http://www.unlv.edu/business for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plans for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bsba-accounting.

Please see advising information at the UNLV Lee Business School Undergraduate Advising at http://www.unlv.edu/business/advising


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (www.nwccu.org)

Program -  The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (www.aacsb.edu)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Upon completion of the BSBA in Accounting program, students should be able to think critically
  2. Apply analytical/decision-making skills to accounting issues
  3. Communicate well both in writing and orally
  4. Understand ethical issues facing accountants
  5. Apply interpersonal and teamwork skills
  6. Use technology appropriate to accounting
  7. Research accounting issues

University Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 35-46 Credits

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Constitutions - Credits: 3-6

Mathematics - Credits: 3

Distribution Requirement - Credits: 18-19

Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  •  Humanities and Fine Arts - Credits: 9
    • Humanities, 6 credits required from two different areas. It is recommended that students take  , as one of the humanities courses
    • Fine Arts,  3 credits required
  • Social Science
    • Automatically satisfied by business requirements
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking - Credits: 6-7


Multicultural and International Requirement (Credits: 0-6)

Multicultural, one three-credit course required
International, one three-credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://www.unlv.edu/provost/multicultural-requirements.

General Electives - Credits: 0-13

The number of general electives necessary for each student varies based on how many credits a student uses to satisfy the requirements identified above. The minimum credits required to earn a degree from Lee Business School is 120.

Total Credits: 120


  1. Students planning to take the CPA examination should take additional courses at the graduate level. Consult with the State Board of Accountancy for CPA examination requirements.
  2. Students preparing for careers in industry should consider taking    as an upper-division accounting elective.
  3. Students interested in focusing their elective course work should consult an advisor early in their academic career to allow for proper planning of electives.
  4. All courses in the major requirements section must be completed with a grade of C or better. 
  5. Any course that is included as a prerequisite for a Lee Business School course requires a minimum grade of C or better.

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