The primary objective of the undergraduate accounting program is to prepare students for accounting positions at the entry level in industry, government, and other organizations in the public and private sectors. A major in accounting is also excellent preparation for law school or graduate school. A 2.75 Texas Tech GPA and an A or B in ACCT 2300 and 2301 are required to declare accounting as a major.
Students should be aware that the undergraduate degree in accounting will not prepare them to sit for the CPA examination. The requirements to take the CPA examination in Texas include a bachelor's degree, 30 hours of accounting beyond introductory courses, a minimum of 150 total hours, and a 3-hour approved course in ethics. The B.B.A. in accounting includes 18 hours of accounting beyond introductory. Accounting majors must also take ACCT 3101 as a prerequisite or corequisite to ACCT 3304 or 3305. Students who plan to take the CPA exam are encouraged to apply to the 150-hour M.S.A. program.
Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program – The 150-hour program is designed to allow students to complete both the B.B.A. and M.S.A. degrees in five years. To meet this goal, students must have completed 102 hours toward the B.B.A. prior to beginning the fall semester of the fourth year. Students meeting that standard will then typically schedule the fourth year as follows:
Undergraduate Courses, 6 hours Internship, 3 hours
Graduate Courses, 6 hours Graduate Courses, 3-6 hours
Note: Remaining undergraduate courses will be integrated into the schedule during the fifth year. Students will work with their graduate faculty accounting advisor to determine their fifth year schedule.
Robert Ricketts, Ph.D., Chairperson
Professors: Clancy, D. Collins, Mann, Pasewark, Ricketts, Viator
Associate Professors: Masselli, Oler
Assistant Professors: Armstrong, Buslepp, Hart, Romanus, Romi
Associate Professor of Practice: A. Collins
Instructors: Allen, Bigbee, Kelley, Lynn