School of Management
Department of Accounting and Information Systems

B.B.A. Degree; Minor

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 123 credits

The accounting department offers an extensive program for those interested in the fields of general accounting, auditing, managerial accounting, taxation and government accounting. The objectives of the program are to provide a strong business background through an understanding of accounting and to train students for employment in accounting work.

The UAF accounting program is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business. The AACSB accredits 120 programs nationwide, and the UAF accounting program is the only program in Alaska with AACSB accreditation.

The accounting program prepares students for certification as Certified Public Accountants, Certified Management Accountants, Certified Financial Managers, Certified Internal Auditors and Certified Fraud Examiners. The UAF accounting program places nearly 100 percent of its graduates.

Major — B.B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: BA F323X* and MATH F262X*.)
  2. Complete the B.B.A. degree requirements. (As part of the common body of knowledge, complete AIS F316.)
  3. Complete ENGL F314W,O/2*.
  4. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    ACCT F330—Income Tax—3 credits
    ACCT F342—Managerial Cost Accounting—3 credits
    ACCT F361—Intermediate Accounting—3 credits
    ACCT F362—Intermediate Accounting—3 credits
    ACCT F414—Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting—3 credits
    ACCT F452W—Auditing—3 credits
  5. Complete two of the following:*
    ACCT F401—Advanced Accounting—3 credits
    ACCT F404—Advanced Cost Accounting and Controllership—3 credits
    ACCT F430—Advanced Taxes—3 credits
    ACCT F472—Advanced Auditing—3 credits
    AIS F473—Applied System Design—3 credits
  6. Complete free electives—9 – 13 credits
  7. Minimum credits required—123 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Note: The B.B.A. degree requires 50 percent of the accounting, business administration and economics credits to be earned in residence at UAF.

Note: Students within 18 credit hours of fulfilling the requirement for the bachelor's degree are eligible to take the CPA examination in Alaska. Students completing a bachelor's degree after Dec. 31, 2000 will be required to meet the state's 150-hour requirement to receive a CPA certificate.


  1. Complete the following:*
    ACCT F261—Accounting Concepts and Uses I—3 credits
    ACCT F262—Accounting Concepts and Uses II—3 credits
    Upper-division accounting electives—9 credits
  2. Minimum credits required—15 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Note: Courses completed to satisfy this minor can be used to simultaneously satisfy other major or general distribution requirements.