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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2023 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available at BOTH the main campus in Tallahassee, FL and the Panama City, FL campus. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Accounting is a limited-access major. To be admitted into accounting, you must have completed at least 52 hours, have earned a final grade of C minus or higher in five (5) of the Admission Prerequisite Courses (CGS2100 or CGS2518*, MAC2233, ECO2013, ECO2023, and STA2023), a B or higher in both ACG2021 and ACG2071 and have the required overall GPA. To enroll in upper-level accounting courses, you must have earned a B or better in both ACG 2021 and ACG 2071 and have passed either the FSU ACG 2021 final exam or the FSU Accounting Competency Exam with a 70% or better.

Electives should focus on gaining additional exposure to the social and behavioral sciences and on improving communication and analytical reasoning skills. There are many specializations within the accounting field. Graduates can go on into challenging positions with only a bachelor’s degree; however, many positions require a CPA certificate. Students planning to work as a CPA in Florida are required to complete a 5-year educational program and should plan on completing the master’s degree in Accounting.

* Accounting majors must complete CGS2518 with C minus or better to be eligible for some upper-level Accounting courses.

** Students should complete the diversity requirement through their General Education Coursework.

Mapping Coordinator: Jennifer Janasiewicz

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra or higher mathematics3
CGS2100 Computer Apps. for Business, ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE History3
Writing course3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete (or waive) MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.70 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC2233 Calculus for Business 3
CGS2100 Computer Apps. for Business, ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice/Ethics3
Writing course3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2233 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1 other Admission Prerequisite, in addition to MAC2233, ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.80 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CGS2100 Computer Apps. for Business, ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
STA2023 Business Statistics3
ACG2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
GE Natural Science3
RMI2302 Risk in Business and Society3
GEB1030 Intro. to Professional Development (required only for those students who first enroll at FSU fall 2019 or later)1
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete ACG2021 (≥ B)
Complete 3 other Admission Prerequisites; MAC2233 plus 2 more ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Overall GPA 2.90 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
ACG2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice/Ethics3
SIP course3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
CGS2518 Spreadsheets for Business 3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete all 7 Admission Prerequisites (B or better required in ACG2021 and ACG2071 and C minus or better in the remaining 5 prerequisites)
Overall GPA 2.90 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
ACG3101 Financial Accounting and Reporting I3
QMB3200 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions3
ACG3341 Cost Accounting3
Business Core course3
Business Core course3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete ACG3101 with a C or better
Complete ACG3341 with a C minus or better
Complete QMB3200 with a C minus or better
Complete CGS2518 with a C minus or better
Complete RMI2302 with a C minus or better
Complete GEB1030 (required only for those students who first enroll at FSU Fall 2019 or later)
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
ACG3111 Financial Accounting and Reporting II3
ACG4401 Accounting Information Systems3
FIN 3244 Financial Markets3
Business Core course3
Business Core course3
Required Milestones: Term 6
(no milestones)
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
TAX4001 Federal Tax Accounting I3
ACG4632 Auditing Theory and Application I3
Business Core course3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete ACG4401 with a C minus or better
Complete TAX4001 with a C minus or better
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
ACG4201 Financial Accounting and Reporting III3
TAX4011 Federal Tax Accounting II3
MAN 4720 Strategic Management and Business Policy3
BUL3351 UCC and Law for Accountancy3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete all degree requirements
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Accountant, Bank Officer, Auditor, Certified Public Accountant (requires 5 year program and certificate), Financial Planner, Controller, Internal Revenue Agent, Business Consultant

Representative Employers: CPA Firms, Banks, Investment Firms, Major Corporations, Small Businesses, Management Consulting Firms, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Governments: Local, State, Federal, Non-Profit Organizations

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

View Accounting Program Guide