Bachelor of Business Administration


Academic Department

Department Chair: John Leavins,

The accounting degree program provides a broad–based education and promising employment prospects for future business leaders by equipping students with the business and accounting knowledge necessary to obtain professional positions after graduation, providing a sound knowledge base for continuing progress in the accounting profession, and creating an environment within which students and faculty exchange ideas and critically evaluate the profession and its role in society.

The undergraduate accounting curriculum is designed to provide learning and decision–making skills that will be invaluable throughout the graduate’s career. Accordingly, the curriculum incorporates both accounting theory and practice. The BBA prepares students who do not wish to sit for the CPA exam in the following careers:

  • Corporate
  • Nonprofit
  • Government accounting

Students interested in public accounting and planning to take the CPA exam must successfully complete 150 hours of college credit. Our BBA/MBA and Master of Science in Accounting degrees are designed to prepare them to sit for this exam.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

The following overall requirements are needed in order to earn a bachelor's degree. For a full explanation of the requirements, please see policy A.04.01.

  • Completion of the core curriculum. Specific core plan is dependent upon accepted transfer credit, major, and Honor's Program participation. 
  • Successful completion of at least 120 credit hours, with the final 36 hours taken in Residence at UST. Total credits listed on the page only reflect the major. 
  • Completion of a major.
  • Completion of 36 upper-division credit hours.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 2.0
  • A cumulative GPA above 2.0 in your major
  • Freshman Symposium is a one-credit hour, mandatory course exclusively for first-year students at the University of St. Thomas, introducing them to the UST mission and the Basilian Fathers’ core values of goodness, discipline, and knowledge. Freshmen register for it during the Freshmen Registration/Orientation events and can choose a class that aligns with their interests, with course descriptions provided in advance.

Business Capstone

Take during final semester at UST.

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