The Academic Catalog provides the official requirements for all majors and minors.

(select the correct catalog year, which is the year you started at Illinois)

Department of Accountancy

Updated for Fall 2020

Minimum requirements in the major for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy are:
Hours Course
3 ACCY 301 – Accounting Measurement & Disclosure
3 ACCY 302 – Decision Making for Accountancy
3 ACCY 303 – Accounting Institutions & Regulation
3 ACCY 304 – Accounting Control Systems
3 ACCY 312 – Principles of Taxation
3 ACCY 405 – Assurance & Attestation
3 Major elective. Choose one of the following: ACCY 410 – Advanced Financial Reporting or ACCY 451 – Advanced Income Tax Problems
21 TOTAL

Accountancy courses (both required and elective) to be applied toward the 124-hour requirement for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy may not be taken on a credit/no-credit basis. In addition, a limit of 33 hours of accountancy courses (including ACCY 201 and ACCY 202) may be counted toward the 124 total hour requirement.

Students admitted to the BS/MAS program during junior year will need to plan their 400 level accounting coursework around what option, Financial Reporting and Assurance (FRA) or Tax, they plan to pursue in the MAS program.

All Accountancy majors are required to take an advanced accounting elective (ACCY 410 or ACCY 451). Below are the suggested course combinations for each option in the MAS program.

  • Financial Reporting and Assurance (FRA) Option: ACCY 410 Advanced Financial Reporting (prerequisite to ACCY 510)
  • Tax Option: ACCY 451 Federal Income Tax Problems (prerequisite to ACCY 551).

Note: FIN 300 is required for students who wish to pursue the Finance Concentration within the MAS program or plan to take graduate level Finance courses.