Culverhouse School of Accountancy

The Culverhouse School of Accountancy is one of the oldest and most respected accounting programs in the United States. Our majors work with the newest information systems technology and receive a broad liberal arts foundation and an intensive education in the business and accounting disciplines. They develop communications, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills and master the knowledge and skills demanded by employers. Accountants provide vital functions by offering a wide array of business and accounting services to their clients. Our internship program enhances an accounting major’s chances of success. Graduates of the master's programs should be well prepared to sit for professional examinations in accounting such as the CPA and CMA exam.

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Professor Richard W. Houston, Director
Office: 314 Alston Hall 

The School of Accountancy was established in July 1978 as an academic unit of the College of Business. The school was named in honor of Hugh F. Culverhouse, Sr. in February 1989. Culverhouse was an alumnus of The University of Alabama, a noted lawyer and businessman, and a major supporter of the accountancy program. The Culverhouse School of Accountancy is a charter member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. The School holds accounting accreditation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to the Bachelor of Science degree, the Culverhouse School of Accountancy offers two professional master’s degrees, the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) and the Master of Tax Accounting (MTA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a concentration in accounting.


Director and Hilton Dean Professor of Accounting
  • Houston, Richard W.
Durr-Fillauer Chair in Business Ethics and Professor of Accounting
  • DeZoort, F. Todd
Fayard Endowed Chair and Professor of Accounting
  • Hatfield, Richard C.
Ernst Young Diversity Mentor in Accounting and Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Johnson, Peter M.
Ross-Culverhouse Endowed Chair and Professor of Accounting
  • Lopez, Thomas J.
Nabors Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Parsons, Linda M.
Stimpson Gulf Lumber Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Reitenga. Austin
Hugh Culverhouse Professor of Accounting
  • Schnee, Edward J.
Hugh Culverhouse Chair and Professor of Accounting
  • Stone, Mary S.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Faculty Fellow, Endowed Anonymous and Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Taylor, Gary K.
Associate professor
  • Buchheit, Steve
Assistant professors
  • Doxey, Marcus M.
  • Henley, Jodi
  • Hoang, Kris
  • Pollard, Troy J.
  • Sealy, Chez
  • Swanquist, Quinn
  • Stinson, Shane
  • Datema, Jill H.
  • Fitzgibbon, J. Thomas
  • Kennedy, Sophia
  • Little, Joshua R.
  • McKinney, Lisa Hughes
  • Miller, Karen
  • Minyard, Donald H.
  • Palmer, Daphne V.


Introduction to the Accounting Major and Profession

AC 148 is open to freshmen and sophomores interested in learning more about the accounting profession and the accounting curriculum in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy. This course will introduce basic terminology and methodology, the accounting curriculum, career and educational resources, and career options.

Prerequisite(s): GBA 145
Intro To Accounting

Introduction to accounting and financial reporting concepts and the use of accounting information in financial and managerial decisions. Students who intend to major in accounting should take AC 289 or CS 285 before or concurrently with AC 210. Students are limited to three attempts for this course, excluding withdrawals. Students cannot receive credit for both AC 210 and AC 211.

Prerequisite(s): EC 110 or EC 112

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