September 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 29, 2020  
September 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science/Applied Science in Accounting (AS/AASA)


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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This accounting program provides students with a solid accounting background. The curriculum includes academic core courses, business courses, and education in computer skills related to accounting such as computerized accounting software, spreadsheets, and payroll systems. This program provides career opportunities in accounting areas such as payables, receivables, bookkeeping, payroll, and taxation.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply industry standard accounting principles and accounting based software to financial information
  2. Demonstrate mastery of systems. industry standard spreadsheets, databases, and accounting
  3. Articulate organizational, operational, ethical, legal, and economic issues affecting the accounting industry

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing clerk.

Program Content

A minimum of 65.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Core Courses


All courses, 36.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Internship or Research Project


3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Note:


* Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.

General Education Requirements


Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education  section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. *

4.00 Semester Credit Hours in Computer Applications
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in English Composition
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in General Education Electives
1.00 Semester Credit Hour in Information Literacy
4.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (College Algebra or above)
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Natural Science or Humanities With a Critical Thinking Focus ** ▲ ♦
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Speech

* Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 24.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

** A course with a critical thinking focus would be a course that addresses the theories and application of critical analysis with an emphasis on developing sequential reasoning skills. Examples may be courses in critical thinking, philosophy, logic, or science.

▲ Students in the State of Georgia must take a science course to fulfill this requirement.

♦ The state of Minnesota requires a minimum of 20.00 semester credit hours of general education for associate’s degrees, not counting computer applications. However, all Herzing University students in the AASA program must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education, including computer applications, to complete the requirement for graduation from this associate’s degree program. Minnesota students must complete at least 2.00 semester credit hours of general education in the humanities.

Personal and Professional Development Courses


2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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