Department of Accounting
Students obtaining degrees in accounting will have acquired theknowledge and the professional skills needed to provide informationthat can be use by a variety of financial information users for use inmaking general business and economic decisions. Accounting graduates areserving in many industry segments providing various quantification offinancial information that is needed for assessing and measuring theprofitability and success of the business or organization. Thosegraduates who excel in their academic endeavors have established anoutstanding record of excelling in their chosen professional endeavorsand have realized job satisfaction and good monetary rewards.
Our programs is designed to provide a broad general education in thehumanities and sciences, including a knowledge and under-standing oftopics relevant to to a variety of accounting education career optionsinvolving communications, behavioral sciences, quantitative methods,economics, and a study of computer science technology.
Prospective graduates must have accumulated an overall GPA of not less than 2.00, and graduates must earn a grade a C or above in all of the major core courses in their respective areas of concentration as well as English Composition courses.Undergraduate Accounting Degree Curriculum
The CPA, Public Accounting Internal/External Auditing
Government Accounting Management Accounting
Industrial Accounting Teaching Accounting Education
Public Accounting Assurance and Consulting Services
Perhaps you are interested in becoming a certified public accountant(CPA). You should be aware that most states, including Arkansas, requireCPA candidates to obtain hours beyond the usual baccalaureate degreenow. The state of Arkansas requires a total of 150 semester hours ofcollege credits to become a candidate for the CPA certification.Although there are numerous other career options for accountingeducation graduates in the areas of teaching, governmental and privatesector accounting, those who choose the path of becoming a CPA mustadopt a personal program of perpetual learning and continuousprofessional growth and development. Students aspiring to become CPAsmust take additional elective hours beyond the hours required for theiraccounting degree here at UAPB. Aspiring CPAs are advised and urged topursue an advance degree at another Arkansas university system schoolwhile meeting the 150-hour requirement for permission to take theUniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.
Public accountants generally maintain an intellectual independence andare aware of their responsibility to the public or employers inperforming their [engagements and employee assignments. The services ofaccounting education graduates derive not only from personal knowledgeand experiences, but also from personal qualities of perception,imagination, sound judging, and integrity.
Accounting education graduates provides essential information necessaryfor private clients and a variety of business organizations to determineand evaluate the present, and projected Financial and economicactivities for business and other organizations The services provided bythese graduates include financial and accounting for individuals,business entities, not-for-Profit organizations, all branches offederal, state and local government, and educational institutions.Accounting education graduates develop and apply their skills inauditing and other attestation services, teaching, taxation, managementadvisory services, information systems, computers and communicationtechnology, and other areas.
Department of Accounting
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffDr. Lawrence Awopetu
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4976
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601