Degree:Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Department:Accounting and Finance
Building 76, Room 201
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CIP Code:52.0301
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.S.B.A. in Accounting is an included program in the University's accreditation by AACSB International.

The B.S.B.A. in Accounting is designed to provide students with basic conceptual accounting and business knowledge as a foundation for career development. The Accounting Specialization also provides the traditional background in accounting and is the first step towards state designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 

Program Requirements

In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S.B.A. in  Accounting must meet the requirements listed below.

Students should consult their academic advisors for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and Common Prerequisites.

A minimum course grade of “C” is required in all College of Business prerequisites and courses.

General Education

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

 General Education Curriculum:

Accounting majors should take the following courses to satisfy components of the General Education curriculum:

Public Speaking
Elements of Statistics
Calculus with Business Applications
Social Sciences3
Principles of Economics Macro

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy.  The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b) 

Multicultural Requirement

Common Prerequisites

State-mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.

ACG 2021Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACG 2071Principles of Managerial Accounting3
CGS 2570Personal Computer Applications3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics Macro *3
ECO 2023Principles of Economics Micro3
MAC 2233Calculus with Business Applications *3
STA 2023Elements of Statistics *3
Total Hours21

Lower Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to complete at least 60 semester hours in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.3-12
Total Hours3-12

Upper Division

College of Business BSBA Core

All students pursuing a BSBA major in the College of Business must complete each of the following BSBA core courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

BUL 3130Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3
FIN 3403Managerial Finance3
GEB 3213Writing for Business: Theory and Practice3
GEB 4361International Business3
ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
ISM 3116Introduction to Business Analytics 3
MAN 3025Management Fundamentals3
MAN 3504Operations Management3
MAN 4720Strategic Management3
MAR 3023Marketing Fundamentals3
Total Hours30

College of Business Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy

The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by AACSB International, the highest level of accreditation available to a college or school of business.  As such, the College believes that it is in the student's best interest to take all junior/senior level BSBA Core, Major, and Major-related courses at UWF.  These courses are typically taught by academically or professionally qualified faculty members as defined in the College's policy on faculty qualifications.

Undergraduate transfer credit for degree programs in the College of Business is awarded consistent with specifications in the UWF Catalog  and the requirements of Florida's Common Numbering System.

Normally, the College of Business will not accept transfer credits as equivalent to UWF 3000/4000 level business-related courses from institutions not accredited by AACSB International.

Students should seek guidance from their College of Business academic advisors on these matters.

Accounting Specialization

ACG 3101Intermediate Financial Accounting I +3
ACG 3111Intermediate Financial Accounting II +3
ACG 3343Cost Accounting +3
ACG 3401Accounting Information Systems +3
ACG 4151Accounting Theory +3
ACG 4201Advanced Financial Accounting +3
ACG 4651Auditing +3
TAX 4001Taxation of Individuals +3
ACG 4501Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting +3
or TAX 4012 Corporate Income Tax
3000/4000 level advisor-approved elective +3
Forensic Accounting
Accounting Internship
Corporate Income Tax
Commercial Law
Total Hours30


A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses in the minors.


The Minor in Accounting exposes students to all functional areas of accounting and is primarily designed for COB students in majors other than Accounting.

ACG 3101Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACG 3111Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACG 3343Cost Accounting3
ACG 3401Accounting Information Systems3
ACG 4651Auditing3
TAX 4001Taxation of Individuals3
Students who have not completed the COB core will need to complete the following prerequisite courses:0-21
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Personal Computer Applications
Principles of Economic Theory and Public Policy
Managerial Finance
College Algebra
Elements of Statistics
Total Hours18-39