Gatton College

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Von Allmen School of Accountancy prepares students for careers in public and private accounting, business and industry, universities and government. The program is high touch in which many students develop a close working relationships with our dedicated faculty. Our students are regularly employed by major accounting firms such as Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Dean, Dorton & Ford, Ernst & Young, Kroger, and PriceWaterHouseCoopers LLP.

A suggested course to explore this career path is ACC 201.

Degree Requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics must fulfill University Studies requirements (students enrolled prior to Fall 2011) or UKCore requirements (students enrolled Fall 2011 on), the College premajor, College core requirements and major requirements.

This degree requires a minimum 120 semester hours. Students must complete the premajor courses for accounting majors and at least 27 credit hours of upper-division coursework from the School of Accountancy.

Minimum Total Hours: 120

University Studies Requirements

UK Core Requirements

Premajor Requirements

College Core Requirements


Accounting Major Requirements:

ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACC 324 Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACC 403 Auditing (3)
ACC 407 Concepts of Income Taxation (3)
ACC 418 Cost Management (3)
ACC Electives Upper-division Accounting elective (6)
MGT 499 Strategic Management (3)

Please note: Students planning to pursue a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) at the University of Kentucky should take ACC 403, ACC 407, ACC 418 and one additional 400- or 500-level ACC course to prepare for the MSA.


Accounting Degree Four Year Plan for Students under UK Core requirements, students enrolled starting Fall 2011

Course Flow Chart

Interested in a Major in Accounting? Make an appointment today - Undergraduate Resource Center


Undergraduate Scholarships from the Von Allmen School of Accountancy


Examples of Careers in Accounting:

  • Certified Public Accountant - Tax advisor, auditor, management advising
  • Bank Examiner
  • Government Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Fraud Investigator
  • Controller

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