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BBA in Accounting Degree Sheet

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Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA) prepares graduates for careers in public accounting and accounting in business, government or the nonprofit sector. Graduates have flexibility in career choices thanks to a variety of accounting specializations and the breadth of accounting applications. An accounting education also serves as an excellent foundation for students who plan to pursue graduate studies or careers in law.

About the Program

The BBA in Accounting, housed in UHD’s Marilyn Davies College of Business, is a 120-credit-hour program comprised of 42 hours of Common Core Requirements; 45 hours of Business Core Requirements; 27 hours of Accounting Major Requirements*; and 6 hours of Upper Division Business Electives. 

Students in the program, who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester credit hours and have a GPA of 3.00 or higher, have the opportunity to apply for the Duangploy Memorial Scholarship. 

Accounting majors also have the option of choosing one of four professional tracks: Financial Reporting; Auditing and Taxation; Cost Management and Decision Analysis; or Accounting Information Systems. 

The Marilyn Davies College of Business allows up to two courses (6 semester credit hours) in Field Experience to be applied toward graduation requirements. Field Experience integrates theory learned in the classroom with practical work experience in a job related to the student’s academic and professional goals. 

Students can further customize their degree program by choosing from a variety of minors, including: Business Development/Sales; Digital Marketing; Energy Management; Marketing; Metro-Entrepreneurship; Professional Land Management; Retail Management; Small Business Management; and Supply Chain Management.

All BBA programs offered at the Marilyn Davies College of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International. 

*For purposes of taking the CPA exam in Texas, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) will accept not fewer than 30 passing semester hours of upper division accounting courses. The TSBPA requires that at least 15 of these hours must result from physical attendance at classes meeting regularly on the campus.

Affiliated Student Organizations

Beta Gamma Sigma is the national business honorary society recognized by AACSB-International. Its mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business. Each year, the UHD Chapter invites juniors and seniors, who rank in the top 10 percent of their class, to join.

Business Administration Council (BAC) is a unique student-operated organization, managed by motivated business students working to build and grow the University of Houston-Downtown Northwest location and its professional networks. BAC is managed by a Board of Directors with UHD’s BAC Advisor serving as CEO. The Board supports and manages various business disciplines, including: supply chain management; finance/accounting; human resources; marketing; public relations, and social media. Students who join BAC will also have the opportunity to learn Lean Six Sigma D.M.A.I.C. model. For more information, contact Carol Brace at

Professional Accounting Society (PAS) is a professional student organization that has been part of UHD’s business community since 1979. PAS provides students the opportunity to network with accounting firms, learn relevant industry skills, and functions as a bridge to job opportunities.

Career Options

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting prepares graduates for a variety of careers:

  • Public Accounting
  • Private Accounting
  • Governmental Accounting
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Taxation
  • Pre-Law
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Getting Started

  1. Apply for Admissions

  2. Apply for Financial Aid

  3. Fulfill Testing Requirements

  4. Get Advised and Register

  5. Pay for Classes

  6. Prepare for Classes
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Median Salary

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary in Texas of an Accountant and Auditor is $68,150; Tax Examiner and Collector is $52,060; and Cost Estimator is $61,790.

Earn Your Degree

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Dr. Cathy Liu
University of Houston-Downtown