BS/MS in Accounting

The combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science with a major in accounting is a 153-semester-hour program designed to provide an appropriate base of knowledge for entry into the accounting profession, as well as a broad-based general educational background. Students awarded the Master of Science with a major in accounting are simultaneously awarded the Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting. (The Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting is not awarded separately.)

In addition to the departmental graduate admission requirements, a student must have a minimum overall program GPA of 3.0 and a minimum advanced accounting GPA of 3.0 in order to be admitted to the MS-Accounting.

Some Jobs in Accounting
  • Public Accountants
  • Management Accountants
  • Internal Auditors
General Requirements

Certain Core Requirements are necessary to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Accounting Control System. The following is a list of the total hours needed:

THECB Marketable Skills


  • Knowledge-based identification of ethical dilemmas
  • Research contemporary accounting issues
  • Technical accounting knowledge
  • Oral and written communication
  • Advanced Excel skills


  • Knowledge-based resolution of ethical dilemmas
  • Research and resolve technical accounting/auditing issues
  • Technical competency in accounting and audit
  • Identify income tax issues and solutions
  • Data and analysis skills

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