University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work


Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).


Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".


Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.


Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.


Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.


Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Accounting for the Bachelor of Science Degree

Required Courses
Business and Management Core Courses36
Required Major Courses24
Cost Accounting I 1
Auditing Theory And Problems
Federal Income Tax (Individual) 1
Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Intermediate Financial Accounting II 1
Advanced Financial Accounting IV 1
Business Law I
Strategic Management
Select two of the following:6
Accounting For Non-Profit Organizations
Federal Income Tax (Corporate)
Cost Accounting II
Contemporary Financial Accounting Issues
Business Law II
Total Hours66

Recommended Professional Courses for Certification as a CPA, CMA, and CIA

Baccalaureate degree-holders who wish to prepare for professional certification examinations may register as students at-large in selected courses in order to supplement previous academic work. Contact the Chair of the Department of Accounting, Business Law and Finance for information and course enrollment authorization. Recommended professional certification courses include:

ACTG-306Accounting For Non-Profit Organizations3
ACTG-311Federal Income Tax (Corporate)3
ACTG-312Cost Accounting II3

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
ENGL-101Writing I3
MATH-165Finite Mathematics For Business And The Social Sciences3
BLAW-109First Year Experience: Professionalism, Ethics, Law Chicago Scandals3
1 Fine Arts Course3
1 Natural Science Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ENGL-102Writing II3
ECON-217Principles Of Microeconomics3
1 Fine Arts Course3
 Term Hours12
Second Year
Term 1
ACTG-201Introduction To Financial Accounting3
BLAW-285Legal Environment Of Business3
ECON-215Principles Of Macroeconomics3
1 Humanities Course3
1 Natural Science Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ACTG-202Introduction To Managerial Accounting3
1 Humanities Course3
1 Natural Science Course3
1 Social/Behavioral Science Course3
1 General Elective3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
ACTG-310Federal Income Tax (Individual)3
ACTG-321Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
MKTG-350Principles Of Marketing3
MNGT-370Writing Intensive Program: Managing Global Business Organization3
MNGT-368Business Statistics3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ABF-350Management Information Systems3
ACTG-301Cost Accounting I3
ACTG-322Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
FINA-360Principles Of Financial Management3
1 General Elective3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
ACTG-307Auditing Theory And Problems3
MNGT-377Production/Operations Management3
MNGT-379Business Analytics3
BLAW-380Business Law I3
1 General Elective Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ACTG-324Advanced Financial Accounting IV3
MNGT-393Strategic Management3
1 Accounting Elective3
1 Accounting Elective3
1 General Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 117