Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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Undergraduate Accounting at UT Dallas

Customize your degree and build relationships with employers in one America’s hottest job markets.

BS in Accounting at UT Dallas
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The Best Preparation for High Demand Jobs

The Jindal School’s undergraduate accounting program prepares students for diverse career options. There is a wide range of high-demand paths to pursue.

CPAIt is the only Jindal School program tailored for students who want to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Those looking to pass exams for any state-issued professional accounting license can trust our method.

The undergraduate program renders the foundation for success in any accounting career track. Feel confident continuing graduate-level accounting coursework needed to pass the CPA. You will learn skills in a competitive business setting. Our students graduate prepared, with skills like:

  • Problem-Solving
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Decision-Making
Prepare Yourself for a Great Career

Facts and Figures

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according to US News and World Report

Accountant Ranked as no. 7 Best Business Job

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DFW, according to Forbes, 2018

Top Cities for Jobs

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from Accounting faculty and staff

Personalized Support

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Best Undergraduate Business Program

No. 33 among public university undergraduate business programs and No. 72 overall, Poets & Quants Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2020)

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Engagement on All Levels

The Jindal School’s undergraduate accounting program has a practical approach. We provide continuous opportunities for interaction with the accounting profession.

Our program focuses on your development as an accounting professional. Thus, all accounting undergraduates complete an internship. You will have plenty of options, and you may choose an accounting firm or a corporate environment. Besides, you can count on various opportunities, on and off-campus, to meet face to face with working professionals. Accounting firms and corporate employers are frequent visitors to the Undergraduate Accounting Club. They also visit many of the other 65+ Jindal School student organizations.

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Diverse and Experienced Faculty

The Jindal School accounting faculty is academically and demographically diverse, a true cross-section of the business community and the global marketplace.

Most faculty members have professional experience outside academia, which fosters robust and relevant learning outcomes.

Students share the classroom experience with both academic and research-oriented faculty, which provides them opportunities to understand both theoretical and practical applications of financial reporting, auditing and tax.

Get to know our accounting faculty


Student Experiences

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Faculty Who Cares for Me and My Success

Joella Degollado, Class of 2021

The JSOM faculty, especially in the undergraduate accounting program, are more than willing to help you succeed. I am grateful to have been supported by such a wonderful and caring team. I cannot wait to continue my personal and professional growth with JSOM in the graduate accounting program.

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Professional Program in Accounting (PPA)

The Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) is perfect for undergraduate students pursuing careers in the Big Four and other large accounting firms.

The PPA begins in your junior year and continues through the master’s program. The curriculum is set up to create a smooth transition from the BS in Accounting to the successful completion of a master’s degree in accounting.

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UT Dallas student graduating after taking the fast-track to a master's degree

“Fast Track” to a Master’s in Accounting

The fast-track program, available to seniors only, provides a cost-effective stepping stone into the graduate program.

Students who qualify and choose to fast track may take one or two graduate courses. The academic credits earned count toward both the undergraduate and master’s degrees. For fast-track students, admission to the master’s program is automatic.

Learn the details about accounting fast track
Undergraduate Accounting Peer Mentors

Tools for Your Success

We pair each new and transfer student entering the Jindal School undergraduate accounting major with a faculty mentor.

Every student starts a professional advising relationship intended to continue to graduation. Also, selected junior and senior accounting students serve as peer mentors. The mentorships are available to freshmen, sophomores and transfer students.

Together, these mentoring relationships provide informal support. It all works to supplement the help of the Jindal School academic advising staff. Also, the JSOM Career Management Center offers on going career-coaching services and networking. Count on employment-preparation opportunities and resources available to all undergraduate accounting majors.

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Alumni Spotlight

Kate Reagan

Kate Reagan, BS’15

Assistant Vice President, Business Development, Texas Capital Bank

In Reagan’s role at Texas Capital Bank, she leans on both degrees she earned at Jindal School – a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in marketing. “I connect with business leaders in the Dallas community to hear their stories and see if Texas Capital Bank can help them achieve their company’s goals,” she says. “In school, I had no idea how accounting and marketing would fit together and if I could even find a role that would allow me to utilize both my degrees. 

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Class Profile – BS in Accounting, 2020

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Student Status

82% Full-time
18% Part-time

27%

Ethnic Minority Enrollment

23

Average Age

in years

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Gender

48% Female
52% Male

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Average GPA

3.31

$54,800

Average Starting Salary

Student Testimonials

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Vidya Mohanraj, Class of 2019

Finance and Business Integration Intern, Amazon

II joined the accounting program at UT Dallas at a time when I was overwhelmed by all of the possibilities that lay ahead. But with the help of the incredible faculty and staff in the undergraduate accounting program, I was able to embrace the opportunities that came my way. Read Vidya’s full testimonial.
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