Accounting Specialization

Specialization Requirements

For an accounting specialization, a student must:

  • complete a total of 24 credit hours, including 18 credit hours in required accounting courses and six (6) credit hours in specialization electives,
  • earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall, and
  • earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division accounting courses successfully completed at UNO, excluding ACCT4510.

Enrollment Policies

  • A student may enroll only twice in any upper division accounting course. You are enrolled in a course if your name appears on the final class list published immediately after drop/add week. Therefore, you may drop a course only one time (excluding drops during drop/add week). If you drop the same course twice (or receive a “C-”, “D” and/or “F” twice), you will not be permitted to enroll in this course a third time.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 overall is required for enrollment in any upper-division accounting course.
  • Accounting courses at the 4000-level also require a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division accounting courses taken to date, excluding ACCT4510.
  • Students who wish to contract to take upper-division accounting courses as “honors” courses should contact the course instructor.

Required Courses

The following courses are required:

ACCT 3020

Basic Federal Income Taxation


ACCT 3030

Intermediate Financial Accounting I


ACCT 3040

Intermediate Financial Accounting II


ACCT 3050

Intermediate Managerial Accounting


ACCT 3080

Accounting Information Systems


ACCT 4080

Principles of Auditing



Specialization Elective-see choices below



Specialization Elective-see choices below


Subtotal: 24


Specialization Electives

Select from the following 3 credit hour courses

ACCT 4010

Advanced Financial Accounting


ACCT 4040

Advanced Federal Income Taxation


ACCT 4060

Advanced Managerial Accounting


ACCT 4070

Governmental/Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing


ACCT 4090

Information Systems Auditing



Additional Notes 

  1. Students pursuing an accounting specialization who complete ACCT 3080, Accounting Information Systems, with a grade of “C” or better are not required to take the business core course BSAD 3100, Management Information Systems. The accounting department recommends that students use the additional three hours of electives to take additional accounting, technology, finance, or other business courses.
  2. Students interested in taking the Nebraska CPA Exam must complete ACCT 4070.
  3. Students planning to pursue the MAcc degree at UNO should consult with their adviser before registering for any specialization elective courses.