Studying the Most Current Accounting Techniques

Regis University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree incorporates the most current technology and accounting techniques while providing a strong foundation in ethical practices.
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B.S. in Accounting

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the B.S. in Accounting degree equips you with analytical and quantitative skills that can be directly applied within the private and public sector, whether you are a sole practitioner, serve a small practice or lead within a multinational firm.

This degree prepares you for accounting careers in private business, government or nonprofit agencies and public accounting firms. Additionally, eligible graduates of Regis University’s College for Professional Studies who intend to sit for their CPA are offered privileged access to Becker™ CPA Exam Review courses  through a $400 partner discount.

A Faster Path to Success Through Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

Students have the opportunity to work on a B.S. in Accounting degree in tandem with one of the School of Management’s graduate degree programs. Learn how you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

Total Bachelor's Degree Requirements: 128 credit hours

  • Combined Bachelor's and Master's degrees: 152 credit hours (158 credit hours for the combined B.S. and MBA degree)
  • Core studies requirements: 45 credit hours
  • Foundational courses: 33 credit hours
  • Upper division requirements: 24 credit hours
  • Minor (optional): 0 or 12 credit hours
  • General electives: 14 credit hours (if minor is selected); 26 credit hours (if minor is not selected)

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

CPS: Undergraduate Core

Advncd Oral/Written

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(3SH)
COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475

English Composition

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EN 203 (3SH)

Global Issues

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Global Issues (6SH)

HU 366 - Leading Lives That Matter

Provides an opportunity to explore the question, "How ought we to live?" in light of educational and professional goals within the context of the Jesuit tradition.

Literature/Hum

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Literature/Humanities (3SH)

Mathematics

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MT 201, MT 204, MT 270 (3SH)

Natural Science

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Natural Science (3SH)

Oral Communication

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COM 210 or COM 211 (3SH)

Philosophy

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All PL courses (6SH)

Religious Studies

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all RC and RS courses (6SH)

Social Science

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Social Science (6SH)

CPS: Accounting-Foundational

AC 320A - Principles of Accounting I

Introduces basic accounting principles and procedures for sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations.

AC 320B - Principles of Accounting II

A continuation of AC 320A.

Pre-requisite: AC*320A

AC 410A - Intermediate Accounting I

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting including theory and problems. Discusses recent developments in accounting valuation and reporting practices promulgated by the leading accounting organizations. Emphasizes assets, liabilities, shareholders equity, income determination and preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 410B - Intermediate Accounting II

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting topics, including theory and problems.

Pre-requisite: AC*410A

AC 410C - Intermediate Accounting III

A continuation of AC 410A and 410B, going beyond preparation and analysis of financial statements. Focuses on accounting for pensions, accounting for leases, statement of cash flows, full disclosure of accounting transactions and reporting accounting information in light of changing price levels (inflation, deflation, replacement cost, fluctuating dollar, etc.).

Pre-requisite: AC*410B

AC 440 - Cost Accounting

Provides an in-depth study of cost and management accounting procedures and techniques. Emphasizes current topics from CPA examinations.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

BA 381 - Legal Environment of Business

Explores contemporary legal environments of business focusing on forms of business, regulatory agencies and issues, antitrust law, sales, negotiable instruments, agency, environmental law, and selected employment law and international business topics. Includes fundamentals of tort law, with specific emphasis on negligence and product liability.

EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.

Cross listing(s): EC 320C.

EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

MKT 325 - Marketing Principles

Focuses on ethically applying Marketing Mix tactics for a well-defined target market, using sound situational analysis and clear definition of objectives, goals and strategies for goods and services in domestic and global markets.

MT 270 - Introduction to Statistics

Presents standard topics in introductory statistics for students whose major is not mathematics. Topics include descriptive statistic, probability distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation and other topics.

Cross listing(s): BA CITI MT 270C.

CPS: Accounting Upper Division Major

AC 450A - Income Tax Accounting I

Studies income tax laws and regulations as they pertain to individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 480 - Auditing Principles and Procedures

Studies auditing principles and objectives in relationship to auditing standards and procedures.

Pre-requisite: TAKE AC*410A AND AC*410B;

AC 493 - Accounting Senior Capstone

Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory through research. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University. Prerequisite(s): Majors only and Senior standing. NOTE: Successful completion of eighteen (18) upper division Accounting semester hours required.

Pre-requisite: TAKE AC*480 AND AC*410C;

BA 481A - Business Law I

Introduces the American legal system and provides essential background information on civil dispute resolution and the constitutional basis of law. Focus is on the fundamentals of contract law and the general provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2.

BA 495E - Ethical Decision Making in Business

Focuses on ethical problems in the business environment including whistle-blowing, employee rights, privacy, hiring, compensation, as well as corporate social responsibility and governance. Covers the fundamental philosophical theories that can be used to address these dilemmas. Individually, students investigate specific dilemmas inherent in their chosen profession and analyze how those problems could be resolved by value-driven ethical standards.

Cross listing(s): AC 495E EC 495E.

Electives

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(6SH)
Take six (6) semester hours of Accounting electives from:
AC 420, AC 450B, AC 460

FIN 400 - Business Finance

Introduces major topics in managerial finance essential for understanding how financial managers acquire and manage a firm's assets and how they finance these assets through debt and equity sources.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B AC*325

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

AC 320A Principles of Accounting I (3.00)

Introduces basic accounting principles and procedures for sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations.

AC 320B Principles of Accounting II (3.00)

A continuation of AC 320A.

Pre-requisite: AC*320A

AC 325 Accounting Principles & Mgmt Concepts (3.00)

Introduces accounting principles, procedures and reports used in business decision-making. Focuses on tools to determine cost, profitability, and equity; manage cash; assess business performance; plan for future operations; and examine key ethics issues. This course may not be substituted for AC 320A and AC 320B, although students may elect to take AC 320A and AC 320B in place of AC 325. In addition, AC 325 does not meet the pre-requisite requirements for the MSA programs, but may meet the pre-requisite requirement for the MBA program with permission of the Academic Advisor.

AC 410A Intermediate Accounting I (3.00)

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting including theory and problems. Discusses recent developments in accounting valuation and reporting practices promulgated by the leading accounting organizations. Emphasizes assets, liabilities, shareholders equity, income determination and preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 410B Intermediate Accounting II (3.00)

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting topics, including theory and problems.

Pre-requisite: AC*410A

AC 410C Intermediate Accounting III (3.00)

A continuation of AC 410A and 410B, going beyond preparation and analysis of financial statements. Focuses on accounting for pensions, accounting for leases, statement of cash flows, full disclosure of accounting transactions and reporting accounting information in light of changing price levels (inflation, deflation, replacement cost, fluctuating dollar, etc.).

Pre-requisite: AC*410B

AC 420 Advanced Accounting (3.00)

Advanced accounting principles and procedures as applied to special areas including partnerships, corporate liquidations, estates and trusts, foreign currency accounting, segment accounting, equity methods for investment, consolidations, and international accounting.

Pre-requisite: AC*410C

AC 440 Cost Accounting (3.00)

Provides an in-depth study of cost and management accounting procedures and techniques. Emphasizes current topics from CPA examinations.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 450A Income Tax Accounting I (3.00)

Studies income tax laws and regulations as they pertain to individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 450B Income Tax Accounting II (3.00)

A continuation of AC 450A.

Pre-requisite: AC*450A

AC 460 Governmental & Not-For-Profit Accounting (3.00)

Accounting principles and procedures as applied to governmental and nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, colleges and universities, and health and welfare organizations.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 480 Auditing Principles and Procedures (3.00)

Studies auditing principles and objectives in relationship to auditing standards and procedures.

Pre-requisite: TAKE AC*410A AND AC*410B;

AC 491 Accounting Ethics (3.00)

Examines the ethical responsibilities of accountants in the business environment, both individually and within an organization. Focuses on various frameworks for ethical decision making, accounting codes of conduct, accountants' responsibilities for ethical behavior, and the current state of the accounting profession based on past and current ethical dilemmas faced by the profession.

Pre-requisite: TAKE AC*410C, AC*440, AC*480;

AC 493 Accounting Senior Capstone (3.00 - 6.00)

Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory through research. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University. Prerequisite(s): Majors only and Senior standing. NOTE: Successful completion of eighteen (18) upper division Accounting semester hours required.

Pre-requisite: TAKE AC*480 AND AC*410C;

BA 381 Legal Environment of Business (3.00)

Explores contemporary legal environments of business focusing on forms of business, regulatory agencies and issues, antitrust law, sales, negotiable instruments, agency, environmental law, and selected employment law and international business topics. Includes fundamentals of tort law, with specific emphasis on negligence and product liability.

BA 481A Business Law I (3.00)

Introduces the American legal system and provides essential background information on civil dispute resolution and the constitutional basis of law. Focus is on the fundamentals of contract law and the general provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2.

BA 495E Ethical Decision Making in Business (3.00)

Focuses on ethical problems in the business environment including whistle-blowing, employee rights, privacy, hiring, compensation, as well as corporate social responsibility and governance. Covers the fundamental philosophical theories that can be used to address these dilemmas. Individually, students investigate specific dilemmas inherent in their chosen profession and analyze how those problems could be resolved by value-driven ethical standards.

Cross listing(s): AC 495E EC 495E.

EC 320 Principles of Macroeconomics (3.00)

Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.

Cross listing(s): EC 320C.

EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics (3.00)

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

FIN 400 Business Finance (3.00)

Introduces major topics in managerial finance essential for understanding how financial managers acquire and manage a firm's assets and how they finance these assets through debt and equity sources.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B AC*325

MKT 325 Marketing Principles (3.00)

Focuses on ethically applying Marketing Mix tactics for a well-defined target market, using sound situational analysis and clear definition of objectives, goals and strategies for goods and services in domestic and global markets.

MT 270 Introduction to Statistics (3.00)

Presents standard topics in introductory statistics for students whose major is not mathematics. Topics include descriptive statistic, probability distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation and other topics.

Cross listing(s): BA CITI MT 270C.

How to Apply

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

Applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Evidence of work experience

Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form online
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form.
    • Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university.
    • Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection.

Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Class Starts

Term Class Start Date
Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014
Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014
Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014
Summer 8W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W2 - 2014 June 9, 2014
Summer 8W2 - 2014 June 30, 2014
Summer 5W3 - 2014 July 14, 2014

Tuition

Regis University Degree Tuition: B.S. in Accounting

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $13,100 - $55,730 30 - 128 $435 $50
Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

Directed study costs $460 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.

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