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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 Previous Edition

Accounting, B.S.

The Accounting program provides a learning environment in which students acquire conceptual and technical knowledge in the accounting and business areas as well as other essential capabilities for a successful accounting career. The undergraduate accounting curriculum is designed to enable students to:

  1.  effectively develop, measure, analyze, validate, and communicate financial and other information
  2.  understand the concepts and methods of economics, finance, marketing, quantitative methods, management, and information systems
  3.  develop skills, competencies and learning capacities that are essential for a broad education


The Accounting program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.  AACSB International is also the professional organization for management education.

Career Opportunities

Graduates should have an excellent foundation for careers in business, accounting and professional accounting.  A student who plans to become licensed as a certified public accountant in North Carolina must complete an additional 30 credit hours of academic study beyond the undergraduate accounting education.  A student can meet this requirement by completing the Master of Accountancy program (MAcc).  For details on the MAcc, please see the UNC Charlotte Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the B.S. in Accounting program and to progress into the upper-division of the College, a student must meet the Progression Requirements as previously stated in the Pre-Accounting  section.  This major requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.  Students must complete the General Education Requirements of the University and the Progression, Core, and Major Requirements of the Belk College of Business.

Degree Requirements

The following courses are required. Students may attempt each of these courses two times.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

To obtain this degree, students must meet the University requirements of a GPA of at least 2.0 overall and in the courses for the major.  Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all required Progression, Core, and Major Courses.  When students repeat a course, both the old and new grades are included in the major and overall GPA.  Courses repeated under the Grade Replacement Policy are excluded from the major and overall GPA computation.  However, this repeated course does count as an attempt.  Students must also meet the Belk College of Business residency requirements listed under the “Degree Requirements” heading on the main College of Business page .

Honors Program

For details about the Business Honors Program, visit the program page .


Because the School of Accountancy is committed to experiential learning, it allows for Accounting majors to use one internship for academic credit. Permission of the Accounting Internship Coordinator is required before starting the internship. A minimum of ACCT 3312  with a C or above and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 are required. The student may not have a current or prior work history with the internship company.

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.  Consultation with an advisor is required each semester.

Early Entry Program

Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may be accepted into some graduate certificate, master’s, and doctoral programs and begin work toward a graduate certificate or degree before completion of the baccalaureate degree. 

An Early Entry Program for the related graduate program is available for this undergraduate degree program after the completion of 75 or more credit hours of undergraduate coursework.  For additional details on Early Entry to Graduate Programs, see the Degree Requirements and Academic Policies section of the Graduate Catalog.  For specific admission requirements for the Early Entry Program, visit the related graduate program in the Graduate Catalog.

For a complete list of Early Entry Programs, visit the Graduate Admissions website at gradadmissions.uncc.edu/admissions-info/early-entry.