School of Management
Department of Accounting and Information Systems

BBA Degree; Minor

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 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 Collegiate 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 -- BBA Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: BA F323X* and MATH F262X*.)
  2. Complete the BBA degree requirements. (As part of the common body of knowledge, complete AIS F316.)
  3. Complete one of the following*: ENGL F314W,O/2 or BA F456W or HSEM F445W, 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 F401­--Advanced Accounting--3 credits
    ACCT F452W--Auditing (3)
         or ACCT F472W--Internal and Government Auditing (3)--3 credits
  5. Complete three of the following:*
    ACCT F404--Advanced Cost Accounting and Controllership--3 credits
    ACCT F414O/2--Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting--3 credits
    ACCT F430--Advanced Taxes--3 credits
    ACCT F472W--Internal and Government Auditing--3 credits
  6. Complete free electives as needed to meet 120 credits
  7. Minimum credits required--120 credits

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

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


  1. Complete the following:*
    ACCT F261--Principles of Financial Accounting--3 credits
    ACCT F262--Principles of Managerial Accounting--3 credits
    Upper-division accounting electives--9 credits
  2. Minimum credits required--15 credits

* Students 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.