Offered as a major (B.A. or B.S.) and a minor
The accounting degree provides excellent preparation for entry into the business world. Critical thinking skills developed lead to a wide range of employment opportunities.
We are pleased to offer students both a B.S. and a B.A. in Accounting. The B.S. is geared to students that wish to become Certified Public Accountants. Students can change between the programs although those changing to the B.S. will need to have a GPA of 2.7 or greater or approval of a faculty committee.
For those students not wishing to pursue public accounting, the employment opportunities that exist include, but are not limited to, Internal Audit, Corporate Accounting (including Cost Accounting), taxation, corporate management training programs, financial analysts, financial planners, governmental organizations (including cities, town, states, IRS, FBI, etc.), non-profit organizations and a wide variety of functional roles within organizations. Many students go to graduate school for a Masters of Science in Accounting or Taxation and a Masters in Business Administration.
AC 411: Special Topics in Accounting Research
This course challenges students to research, analyze and communicate the impact of current economic events on financial reporting by public companies. Students investigate and report on how public companies comply with SEC disclosure requirements (both operational and financial) caused by events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Cybersecurity incidents, and climate change risks.