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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Often referred to as the “Language of Business”, accounting is the process of developing and communicating financial information about businesses and not-for-profit organizations to managers, investors, creditors, and other users of financial statements, to assist with economic decision-making. The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program at GUST provides students with the basic educational background necessary for career success, professional accounting qualifications and postgraduate study.  To achieve this, courses in the basic areas of financial reporting and managerial accounting are offered, together with a variety of specialized courses in auditing, cost accounting, accounting information systems and analysis of financial statements.


The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is typically a 120 credit-hour, four-year degree program. Students are required to complete 40 courses for graduation. The coursework includes:



Credit Hours

Number of Courses

General Education Requirements

42 credit hours

14 courses

College Requirements

33 credit hours

11 courses

Major Requirements

21 credit hours

7 courses

Major Electives

15 credit hours

5 courses

Free Electives

9 credit hours

3 courses


120 credit hours

40 courses


Students who pursue a specialization in Accounting must take the following major required courses.


Major Requirements (7 Courses)

  • ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACCT 311 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 401 Advanced Accounting I
  • ACCT 409 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • ACCT 431 Auditing


In addition, Accounting students should take five major elective courses from the following list.


Major Electives (Any 5 courses)

  • ACCT 305 Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions
  • ACCT 310 Accounting Spreadsheet Applications
  • ACCT 315 Accounting for Government & Not for Profit Entities
  • ACCT 402 Advanced Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 408 International Financial Reporting Standards
  • ACCT 410 International Accounting and Multinational Enterprises
  • ACCT 411 Professional Accounting Research
  • ACCT 432 Fraud and Forensic Accounting
  • ACCT 495 Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACCT 499 Summer Internship