Chair:   Tom Cooper (

The Accounting major provides a solid educational base for students seeking to obtain CPA certification* and allows students to compete more effectively for careers in private and public accounting practices.

Additionally, it prepares students to establish private accounting practices or to pursue graduate study in the fields of accounting or business administration. Possible careers in Accounting include:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Cost Accountant
  • Investment Analyst
  • Cost Analyst
  • Investment Broker
  • Budget Strategist
  • Loan Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Public Accountant
  • Credit Manager
  • Service Agent
  • Financial Officer
  • Systems Analyst Internal Revenue

* Students who wish to take the CPA exam are required to complete 150 credit hours. A program of study is available through the department, or graduates can earn a master’s degree at a university.


(B.S. degree) A total of sixty-three semester hours required.  Fifty-one hours in the Department of Business Administration and Economics including BUA 210, 211, 300, 310, 311, 318, 326, 330, 335, 348, 336, 353, 413, 415, 450; ECO 221, and 223; plus twelve additional allied hours consisting of MAT 109 and 111; COMM 115; and PHI 325..

Fifth-Year Program in Accounting (for students seeking to become Certified Public Accountants) Option 1: B.S. in Accounting from Georgetown College and a MS in Accounting or MBA from a public university (agreement in place with University of Kentucky). Option 2: B.S. in Accounting plus additional 30 hours from Georgetown College. Interested students should consult an accounting faculty member to select the courses that will serve them best.


Q: BUA 210, ECO 221, ECO 223, MAT 109, MAT 111

W: PHI 325

Recommended Sequence of Courses – Major Requirements

First  or Second Year:

Either Semester

*MAT 109 or MAT 125 
MAT 111 
COMM 115 
Power Point and Spreadsheet Literacy 


Second Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
BUA 210BUA 211
*ECO 221 or 223*ECO 221 or 223


Third Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
BUA 310BUA 311
BUA 336(Odd Springs)
BUA 318

Either Semester


BUA 330

BUA 335

BUA 326

BUA 348


Fourth Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
BUA 300BUA 413
BUA 415BUA 450
BUA 353

Either Semester


PHI 325


*denotes courses that meet General Education requirements