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Department of Accounting

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Accounting is to advance accounting knowledge and practice through excellence in accounting education, high-impact research, and professional outreach activities that serve the constituents of the Department in the state, the nation, and the global community.

Department Honors

The Department of Accounting offers the opportunity for certain of its outstanding students to achieve the designation of Honors in Major and provides the opportunity for advanced study under close faculty supervision.

Selection for honors designation is based on the student’s academic performance and recommendation by the Department Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC) in consultation with the faculty of the student’s major discipline. To be eligible for the designation, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 at UTSA and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their major. To enroll in honors thesis courses and to graduate with the honors designation, these minimum grade point averages must be maintained. Students applying for Honors in Major are expected to enroll in the appropriate honors thesis course during the final two semesters. The completed thesis must be approved by the supervising faculty sponsor from the student’s discipline and the UPC. Students interested in this program should contact the UPC through the Department of Accounting office for additional information. Department honors can be attained independent of, or in addition to, University Honors. In order to have departmental honors noted on the transcript, students must submit a letter of request for departmental honors to the Department Chair by Census Date of their last semester.

Three-Attempt Limit for the Department of Accounting

A student unable to achieve the minimum required grade in an upper-division accounting course within three enrollments (attempts) shall be required to change his or her major to a field outside of the Department of Accounting. Enrollment in a course for a period of time sufficient for assignment of a grade, including a grade of "W," is considered an attempt.

Degrees and Minors

Course Descriptions