Major Requirements Furman University

The department offers majors in business administration and accounting. Except for required courses that are identical, courses used to satisfy one of these majors may not be used to satisfy the other.

Business Administration Major

To graduate with a major in business administration, a student must have at least a 2.00 grade point average for courses used to satisfy the major requirements, excluding MTH-141 or 150.

A major must include:

  • ACC-111 and 301,
  • BUS-320, 330, 340 and 450,
  • ECN-111 and 225,
  • MTH-141 or 150, and
  • at least four more courses numbered 230 or greater in ACC, BUS (excluding 503), or ECN (excluding 503).

Business Block: During the junior year, either fall or spring semester, newly declared majors must enroll in four courses integrated into a single block: ACC-301, BUS-321, 331 and 341. ACC-111, ECN-111, 225 and MTH-141 or 150 must all be successfully completed prior to enrolling for the block.

Accounting Major

To graduate with a major in accounting, a student must have at least a 2.00 grade point average for courses used to satisfy the major requirements, excluding MTH-141 or 150.

A major must include:

  • ACC-111, 311, 312, 320, 330, 340, 350, and 370,
  • BUS-340,
  • ECN-111 and 225,
  • MTH-141 or 150, and
  • at least one or more course numbered 230 or greater in ACC, BUS (excluding 503), or ECN (excluding 503).

Most states require Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidates to complete 150 credits of undergraduate or graduate course work, including specified study in business and accounting. Students interested in becoming a CPA should consult a faculty member in accounting to design a program of study.

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