Bachelor of Business Administration - Major in Accounting

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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree consists of the University Core Curriculum , the Business Core , courses required for the major, degree‐specific requirements, and electives.

Note:  Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the BBA degree in residence at Sam Houston State University.

Program-Specific Requirements

Minimum GPA Requirement for a BBA in Accounting

A cumulative (SHSU and transfer) minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for students to graduate with a BBA in Accounting.

Minimum Grades in Accounting Courses

Accounting majors must make a minimum grade of "C" or better in all accounting (ACCT) courses taken to graduate with a BBA in Accounting.

Major Requirements

Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
First Year
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
HIST 130123HIST 130223
MATH 132433Component V: Creative Arts3
Component Area III: Life and Physical Science4Component Area III: Life and Physical Science4
Select one of the following: 41Select one of the following: 43
 14 16
Second Year
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
ECON 230153ECON 23023
POLS 230563POLS 230663
Component Area IV: Language, Philosophy, and Culture3BUAD 23013
Select one of the following:3BANA 23723
 15 15
Third Year
ACCT 33133ACCT 33143
ACCT 33243ACCT 33473
BANA 33633ACCT 33533
MGIS 33103FINC 33203
MGMT 33103MKTG 33103
 15 15
Fourth Year
ACCT 43153ACCT 43163
BUAD 33353ACCT 43723
BUAD 33553MGMT 43903
ECON 43573Electives6
MGMT 33703 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Satisfies Core Curriculum Component Area I (Communication) requirement.


Satisfies Core Curriculum Component Area VI (U.S. History) requirement.


 Satisfies Core Curriculum Component Area II (Mathematics) requirement.


 Satisfies Core Curriculum Component Area IX (Component Area Option) requirement.


 Satisfies Core Curriculum Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) requirement.


 Satisfies Core Curriculum Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) requirement.