University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jun 14, 2021  

Accounting and Information Systems, B.S. in Bus. Ad.

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Business professionals are frequently asked to assume responsibilities that go beyond traditional, single discipline expectations.  Undergraduate students may choose to combine Accounting and Information Systems classes to develop broad knowledge of both areas.  Students will learn the theories and procedures of accounting along with technical knowledge of how computer systems can facilitate business processes and projects. With a foundational knowledge of accounting and information systems, students often use this major to pursue careers as forensic accountants, IT auditors, or business consultants.  (

Contact Information

Department of Accounting and Information Systems
317 Ansari Business Building
(775) 784-4028

College of Business Advising Office; Pre-majors
409 Ansari Business Building 
(775) 784-4912.

Gregrette Perry -
Yuliana Chaves Camarena -


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If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Admission Requirements

All students who are interested in graduating with a B.S. in Business degree with a major in Accounting and Information Systems start by being declared as “pre-majors.” Pre-majors must complete Core Writing, Core Mathematics, the Pre-Business Core, and a total of 60 units before meeting with an advisor to declare a major in Accounting and Information Systems. Students must declare their major before they may take courses in the Upper-Division Business Core.

Graduation Requirements

Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units
Business Course Time Limit Coursework used to complete College of Business and Major  requirements must have been completed within the 10 years prior to the year of graduation.

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (24-30 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO2

  1.  MATH 126  -  Precalculus I  (3 units) CO2
  2. MATH 176  -  Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences  (3 units) CO2
    NOTE: Students who place in MATH 176 or higher are not required to complete MATH 126. Students may take MATH 181 instead of MATH 176.   

C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6

E. Silver Core Fine Arts (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (3 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum    chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10

C. Global Context Course - CO11

The following courses count in the additional college requirement:

D. Ethics Course - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13

F. Application Course - CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (54 units)

A. Pre-Business Core (21 units)

B. Nonbusiness Course Requirements (12 units)

International Business course (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

IV. Major Requirements (30 units)

B. Required Accounting Courses (12 units)

B. Elective courses (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (3-9 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

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A. First Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

B. Second Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

Spring Semester (15 units)

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