Beginning Summer 2021 the CIS department will no longer accept CIS 110 from NC Community Colleges as an equivalent of CIS 1060; instead the course will be articulated as CS 1410 (2) and CS Elec (1). The course will still count for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 transfer students. 

Transfer Guide

The Accounting (BSBA) degree at Appalachian State University introduces and further develops skills in various areas of accounting, including the recording and reporting of financial performance, tax return preparation, cost accounting, information systems and auditing. Knowledge and skills in these areas prepare you to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and pursue a career in public accounting, industry or government.

Major selling points of the program include employability and faculty/student interaction. Faculty members in the Department of Accounting are known for giving personal attention to their students, and their connections with employers foster networking opportunities that lead to career-starting internships and full-time jobs. Accounting students are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship, for which they will receive academic credit and gain valuable experience in the accounting profession (most internships are also well paid). The majority of internships lead to permanent employment for students after graduation.

Admission to COB:

  • 2.6 GPA on 12+ hours at Appalachian

  • No more than five upper level business courses can be taken prior to admission to the COB

Courses recommended to be completed at community college:

  • MAT 152

  • MAT 263 or 271 (see note below)

  • BUS 115

  • ACC 120 & 121

  • ECO 251 & 252

*BUS 110 is not required for any business majors at Appalachian.

Automatic substitutions:

  • COB will accept any Calculus course (must have “Calculus” in the title; not “Pre-Calc”)  transferred from another school with at least 3 hours credit.

    • If MAT 263 not offered, students can take MAT 271 to meet COB Calculus requirements

  • MAT 152 transfers as STT 2820 and substitutes for ECO 2100