Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The B.S. Accounting degree at Redlands is positioned within the College of Arts and Sciences.  We combine the best of a liberal arts education with a launch into a flexible and promising career.  Recruiters from the professional firms are enthusiastic about our graduates because, Redlands students develop an ability to write clearly and persuasively.  They can speak with confidence and analyze multi-dimensional business problems.  Because class size is small, students are routinely asked to explain how, why and what if? 

Bachelor of Science Requirements

Program classes may be taken toward the major upon completion of introductory field courses with a 2.0 or higher G.P.A. in each course. Students entering the major are expected to have a 2.7 or higher cumulative G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students are expected to have a 2.7 average from their previous school(s). A 2.0 in each prerequisite course also is required. Course substitutions, if granted, require written approval from the program director.

1. Related Field Courses 

ECON 101 Principles of Economics (4) (LAI - Social Scientific Practice and Quantitative Reasoning Embedded) (LAF – State and Economy)
MATH 111 Elementary Statistics and Probability (4), PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (4), REL 125 Introduction to World Religions (4), or other Philosophy or Religion courses containing “Survey” or “Introduction” in the title.
BUS 240 Business Law (4) or GLB 420 U.S. Business Law (4), OR ECON 230 Does Money Make the World Go Round? A Look at Money in Capitalism (4)
GLB 421 Corporate Finance (4), or GLB 354 Investments (4)
ECON 350 Microeconomic Theory (4) which requires MATH 121 Calculus I (4) as a prerequisite OR ECON 202 Game Theory (4), ECON 205 Ecological Economics (4), ECON 221 Economics of Development (4), ECON 222 International Political Economy (4), ECON 254 Economics of the Public Sector (4), ECON 304 Economic History (4), ECON 307 History of Economic Thought (4), OR an individually approved advanced Business Administration course.

2. Accounting Courses 

ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4)
ACCT 220 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4)
ACCT 309 Accounting Ethics and Professional Responsibility (4)
ACCT 310 Intermediate Financial Reporting for Operations (4)
ACCT 320 Intermediate Financial Reporting for Financial Transactions (4)
ACCT 330 Intermediate Financial Reporting for Investing Transactions (4)
ACCT 400 Financial Reporting Theory I (2)
ACCT 401 Financial Reporting Theory II (2)
ACCT 410 Auditing (4)
ACCT 411 Accounting Information Systems (4) or CS 301 Business Analysis with Excel (4)
ACCT 415 Tax Accounting (4)
ACCT 440 Financial Statement Analysis (4)

Electives are not required but are useful to students who are both preparing for the CPA exam and ensuring that they meet licensure requirements. Electives include:

ACCT 360 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (3)
ACCT 416 Advanced Concepts in Tax (4)
ACCT 421 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (2-4)
ACCT 480 Accounting Internship (2-4)