Jul 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Accounting Integrated with a Concentration in Data Analytics and Management Information Systems, B.S./M.S.


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Professional Accounting Integrated with a Concentration in Data Analytics and Management Information Systems, B.S./M.S. Degree Map   

The integrated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Professional Accounting are designed for focused entering undergraduate students who know they want to meet the requirements to sit for the CPA examination and pursue a professional career in accounting.

The objective of the integrated plan is to provide students with the required background to sit for the CPA examination and to provide a basis for exercising judgment in accounting-related and business decisions within administrative, managerial and professional positions as well as enhance rapid career development.

Students must apply to the graduate program, take the GMAT exam (unless a waiver is met) and meet all graduate accounting entrance requirements by the first semester of their senior year. Professional Accounting M.S. applicants meeting all the following criteria will qualify for the waiver of the GMAT exam:

  1. 3.0 Cumulative GPA on upper division business courses at UHCL (minimum of 18 hours required).

In addition, students in the integrated degree program will be required to have a cumulative UHCL GPA of at least 3.000 for admission to the M.S. in Professional Accounting. The B.S. in Professional Accounting will not be awarded until all requirements for the M.S. are completed. Students failing to be admitted into the graduate Professional Accounting program will revert to the B.S. in Accounting degree program and proceed in the normal manner to graduation. Students planning on taking the CPA examination are required to have a 3-semester credit hour ethics course, which has been approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA). ACCT 4346 Ethics for Accountants has been approved by TSBPA and satisfies the ethic course requirement.

The integrated B.S. and M.S. in Professional Accounting degree program will include 120 hours of undergraduate and 30 hours of graduate course work.

Students in the integrated Professional Accounting degree program may complete a Concentration in Management Information Systems by completing a set combination of undergraduate and graduate course work.

University Core Requirements (42 Hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Additional Information


WRIT 1301  and WRIT 1302  must be “C-” or better.

Additional Information


MATH 1324  must be “C-” or better.

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Choose one course from the approved list:

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose one course from the approved list:

American History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose one course from the approved list:

Additional Information


Other courses may meet this requirement. However, ECON 2301  will still be required for all Business majors.

Component Area Option (6 hours)


Two 1-hour Life and Physical Science Labs

College Core Requirements (48 hours)


The following courses, or their approved equivalents, together with accounting and economics principles and business law, constitute the business core and are required of all business students. No more than 6 hours of grades in the range of D+, D or D- are permitted in upper-level (33XX and 43XX) Business Core Requirements.

Additional Information


When ECON 2301  is used to satisfy the Social Behavioral Sciences Requirement, an additional elective will be needed.

Undergraduate Requirements (24 hours)


All major requirements must be grades of C- or higher.

Accounting Electives (3 Hours)


3 hours Undergraduate ACCT Elective (Any one ACCT 33XX or 43XX)

Additional Information


ACCT 3331  & ACCT 3332  cannot be used for this degree.

Undergraduate Electives (6 hours)


Business Elective (3 hours)


3 hours of Undergraduate Business Elective upper-level (33XX or 43XX)

Additional Information


ACCT 3331  & ACCT 3332  cannot be used for this degree.

General Elective (3 hours)


3 hours of Undergraduate General Elective upper-level (33XX or 43XX)

Additional Information


ACCT 3331  & ACCT 3332  cannot be used for this degree.

Graduate Courses (30 hours)


Graduation Requirements


  • Students must complete the final 30 semester hours of 3000 and 4000 level course work in residence at UHCL.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of upper-level (3000-4000 level) coursework: (1) in the major and (2) in residence at UHCL.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.000 on course work completed at UHCL with grades of “C” or better on at least 30 hours of resident upper-level work. Grades of “C-” or below cannot be applied toward the 30 hours of resident upper-level work.
  • Students must earn grades of C or higher (C- not acceptable) in the graduate (5000-6000 level) portion of the program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.

Texas House Bill 1508


Texas House Bill (HB) 1508 amended the Texas Occupations Code Section 58.001 to require educational centers that offer programs that lead to occupational licensure to share the following information with their students:   

  1. An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program;
  2. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority;
  3. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history.  Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details. 
  4. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupation Code 53.102.

Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the specific licensing authority.

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