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To really understand how business works, you must understand accounting.

With a UD accounting degree, you will have the skills you need to tell the financial stories of businesses by recording, analyzing and communicating financial information.

You’ll gain the expertise you need to interpret this data and help businesses make important investment decisions. And you’ll play a critical role in the financial arena, determining how investments are performing over time and considering how and when businesses should expand.


Leadership and Engagement opportunities

Gain practical experience through clubs and organizations, including:

  • Accounting Students Association
  • Blue Hen Investment Club
  • Lerner College Trading Center

Accounting Certification Preparation

The accounting program provides foundational preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and other certifications.

The UD accounting degree provides the student with 123 credit hours and prepares the graduate to take the CPA exam in almost all states. Requirements for sitting for the exam vary by state, and our faculty advisors will help guide you towards meeting specific state requirements. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants requires 150 hours for becoming a Certified Public Accountant. The Department of Accounting & MIS offers students the opportunity to complete 150 credit hours through the accelerated Bachelors-Masters in Accounting degree, doing a dual major, or through taking additional courses that interest the student.

Honors in Accounting

The honors program at UD offers a scholarly and enriching community that extends well beyond graduation. You’ll enjoy smaller, more challenging classes and the opportunity to engage in research and assume leadership roles.

The honors degree requires:

  1. All courses and requirements for the B.S. in accounting
  2. All of the UD requirements for the honors baccalaureate degree

An ACCT course taken at the 600-level will count for honors credit.


All courses 3 credits unless stated otherwise.

Freshman Year

First semester
ECON101 Microeconomics
MATH221 Calculus I
Creat. Arts & Hum. breadth course (CAH)
Hist. & Cult. Change breadth course (HCC)
BUAD110 Basics of Business

Second semester
ENGL110 Seminar in Composition
ECON103 Macroeconomics
MATH230 Finite Math w/Applic
ACCT207 Acctg I (Financial)
Free elective (1 credit)

Sophomore Year

First semester
MISY160 Bus. Computing
MATH201 Statistics I
ECON308 Bank. & Monetary Policy
ACCT208 Acctg II (Managerial)
Social & Behavioral Sciences breadth course
Free elective (1 credit)

Second semester
ACCT315 Intermediate Accounting I
MATH202 Statistics II or MISY262 Data Analytics
ACCT327 Cost Accounting
FINC311 Principles of Finance
MISY261 Business Information Systems
Free elective (1 credit)

Junior Year

First semester
ACCT316 Intermediate Accounting II
Math, Nat. Sci. & Tech. breadth course
ACCT302 Accounting Info Systems
BUAD301 Intro to Marketing
Free elective

Second semester
ACCT350 Business Law I
BUAD306 Service & Operations Management
ACCT413 Income Tax Accounting
ACCT, FINC or MISY elective
BUAD309 Organizational Behavior

Senior Year

First semester
ACCT351 Business Law II
ACCT415 Advanced Accounting
Communication requirement
ACCT417 Auditing

Second semester
ACCT414 Adv. Federal Income Taxation
ACCT, FINC or MISY elective
ACCT425 Strategic Info. Systems & Accounting
Math, Nat. Sci. & Tech. breadth course
Free elective

Career Opportunities

Accounting graduates enjoy a wide range of careers, including:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Federal tax associate
  • Financial analyst
  • Tax advisor

Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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