Welcome to the Department of Accounting
Students obtaining degrees in accounting will have acquired the
knowledge and the professional skills needed to provide information
that can be use by a variety of financial information users for use in
making general business and economic decisions. Accounting graduates are
serving in many industry segments providing various quantification of
financial information that is needed for assessing and measuring the
profitability and success of the business or organization. Those
graduates who excel in their academic endeavors have established an
outstanding record of excelling in their chosen professional endeavors
and have realized job satisfaction and good monetary rewards.
Our programs is designed to provide a broad general education in the
humanities and sciences, including a knowledge and under-standing of
topics relevant to to a variety of accounting education career options
involving communications, behavioral sciences, quantitative methods,
economics, and a study of computer science technology.
Prospective graduates must have accumulated an overall GPA of no 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, require
CPA candidates to obtain hours beyond the usual baccalaureate degree
now. The state of Arkansas requires a total of 150 semester hours of
college credits to become a candidate for the CPA certification.
Although there are numerous other career options for accounting
education graduates in the areas of teaching, governmental and private
sector accounting, those who choose the path of becoming a CPA must
adopt a personal program of perpetual learning and continuous
professional growth and development. Students aspiring to become CPAs
must take additional elective hours beyond the hours required for their
accounting degree here at UAPB. Aspiring CPAs are advised and urged to
pursue an advance degree at another Arkansas university system school
while meeting the 150-hour requirement for permission to take the
Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.
Public accountants generally maintain an intellectual independence and
are aware of their responsibility to the public or employers in
performing their [engagements and employee assignments. The services of
accounting education graduates derive not only from personal knowledge
and experiences, but also from personal qualities of perception,
imagination, sound judging, and integrity.
Accounting education graduates provides essential information necessary
for private clients and a variety of business organizations to determine
and evaluate the present, and projected Financial and economic
activities for business and other organizations The services provided by
these graduates include financial and accounting for individuals,
business entities, not-for-Profit organizations, all branches of
federal, state and local government, and educational institutions.
Accounting education graduates develop and apply their skills in
auditing and other attestation services, teaching, taxation, management
advisory services, information systems, computers and communication
technology, and other areas.
Department of Accounting
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Dr. Lawrence Awopetu
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4976
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601