BS Three-Year Degree Plan: Accounting (Comprehensive)

The three-year degree plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year degree plan is not designed for every student and it assumes:

  • No remedial coursework is required.
  • The student does not fail any classes.
  • The student does not change either the major or minor.
  • The student is willing to take classes each summer.

Also, a three-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This is a model three-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English and mathematics.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH-135 or higher 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Cultural Competence 3
Natural World 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

QBA 337 Applied Business Statistics 3
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 300 Professionalism in Accountancy 2
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
Total hours17

Sixth semester (summer)

LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
ACC 341 Accounting and Management Information Systems 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

Accounting List Course 3
ACC 553 Auditing 3
Accounting List Course 3
Accounting List Course 3
Globalization Course 3
CIS 555 Data Visualization 3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Elective 2
Total hours5

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to the College of Business.