Course Planning

Accounting Major - Planning

The course planning advice here is limited to completing this major which is just one piece of the overall Hendrix College degree requirements.  For a full description of degree requirements see the Catalog.

Possible Degree Path – starting in the first year. The following is a typical major plan for the 12 courses in the major. This is not the only way forward. Please consult with your advisor to create your unique path.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year

Recommended: Precalculus (MATH 120) or Calculus I (MATH 130)

Sophomore
  • Principles of Accounting I (BUSI 200)
  • Microeconomic Theory (ECON 200)
  • Principles of Statistics (BUSI 250)
  • Principles of Accounting II (BUSI 210)
  • Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 210)
Junior

Intermediate Accounting I (BUSI 300)

  • Intermediate Accounting II (BUSI 310)
  • Cost Accounting (BUSI 330)

Possibly 1-2 of Accounting Major electives:

  • 300 – level or above Economics elective
  • 300 - level or above Accounting elective
Senior

Corporate Finance (ECON 410)

Senior Capstone

Complete remaining Accounting Major electives as necessary with:

  • 300 – level or above Economics elective
  • 300 - level or above Accounting elective

Possible Degree Path – starting in the second year. The following is a typical plan to complete this major. Please consult with your advisor to create your unique path.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year

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Sophomore
  • Principles of Accounting I (BUSI 200)
  • Microeconomic Theory (ECON 200)
  • Principles of Statistics (BUSI 250)
  • Principles of Accounting II (BUSI 210)
  • Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 210)

Recommended: Functions and Models (MATH 120) or Calculus I (MATH 130)

Junior

Intermediate Accounting I (BUSI 300)

  • Intermediate Accounting II (BUSI 310)
  • Cost Accounting (BUSI 330)

Possibly 1-2 of Accounting Major electives:

  • 300 – level or above Economics elective
  • 300 - level or above Accounting elective
Senior Corporate Finance (ECON 410

Senior Capstone

Complete remaining Accounting Major electives as necessary with:

  • 300 – level or above Economics elective
  • 300 - level or above Accounting elective

Planning Recommendations: An internship, in a related field, is highly recommended.

Capstone Comments: There are various ways to complete the Capstone requirement. See Catalog for options. [link]