University General Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jul 22, 2024  
University General Course Catalog 2023-2024

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.  (

Note: Students may not earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and Information Systems AND either a second major in Accounting or a second major in Information Systems either concurrently or subsequently. Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual majors in Accounting and Information Systems.

Contact Information

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

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

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

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 Transferology 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
  • 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. 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. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (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. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L

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

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

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

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (3 units maximum)

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

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10

C. Global Context - CO11

Select one course from the following; these courses also count in the Additional College Requirement:

D. Ethics - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13

F. Application - 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 (12 units)

C. Accounting/Information Systems Elective (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (3-9 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

Use the Planner in MyNEVADA to build a custom graduation plan. Review and adjust the plan with an academic advisor.

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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