Undergraduate Degree Requirements 

Information for Students Enrolled at MTSU Prior to Fall 2005.

Students may choose to graduate by satisfying the graduation requirements in any college catalog for any year for which they were enrolled at MTSU. The requirements for a BBA degree with an accounting major were different in the 2004-05 and 2001-03 catalogs. Since many current MTSU students could graduate using these alternative requirements, we have summarized them below.

Requirements under the 2004-05 college catalog:

The requirements under the 2004-05 catalog are very similar to the current requirements. Under the 2004-05 catalog, students are required to take three additional credit hours of accounting electives and three fewer hours of non-business electives (compared to the current requirements). The requirements for the 2004-05 catalog are summarized below:

In addition to meeting the Jennings A. Jones College of Business requirements, an Accounting major consists of 27 semester hours of accounting and requires a minimum 2.00 GPA. At least 12 semester hours must be taken in residence at MTSU. Majors must earn a C (2.00) or better in all required accounting courses (includes ACTG 2110, 2120, and required courses listed below).

Required Courses (for course descriptions, click here)

ACTG 3110, 3120 Financial Accounting and Reporting I and II
ACTG 3310 Cost Accounting
ACTG 4510 Accounting Systems
ACTG 4530 Federal Taxes I
ACTG 4620 External Auditing I OR ACTG 4640 Internal Auditing
ACTG electives* 9 hours

*All upper-division accounting courses can be used for ACTG electives except ACTG 3000, 3020, and 4420.

The Department of Accounting has prepared a sample course outline for the Accounting major with a minor in Business Administration using the 2004-05 catalog. Following this plan will help ensure that all course prerequisites are met. To view a copy of the course outline, click here.

Requirements under the 2001-03 college catalog:

Prior to Fall 2004, students were required to complete 132 hours to earn a BBA degree with a major in accounting. For a sample course outline for the Accounting major with a minor in Business Administration under the 132 hour program, click here.