The accounting degree provides excellent preparation for entry into the business world. Critical Thinking skills developed lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities. Our students who choose to take the CPA Exam pass at a rate higher than the national average. 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), Governmental Organizations (including cities and towns and the IRS and FBI), Nonprofit Accounting and roles in a wide variety of functional areas in organizations. Many of our students go on to graduate school for a Master of Science in Accounting, Taxation or a Master of Business Administration.
Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond
Freshman English (or Science)
Freshman English (or Science)
Sophomore year: Accounting majors will take Intermediate Accounting I and II, Microeconomics and Statistics. Depending on their initial placement they may be finishing their language requirement. The remainder of their courses will be college core requirements.
Junior year: Accounting majors will take Federal taxation, Business Law, and Financial Management. They may take Auditing, which is offered every other year. The remainder of their courses will be college core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).
Senior year: If Accounting major did not take Auditing in their Junior year, they will take it in their senior year. Advanced Accounting is strongly recommended senior year. The remainder of their courses will be college core requirements or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).
As students assume roles of supervisors, managers and above in their future for profit and not for profit jobs, many of the metrics by which they will be judged and by which they will judge their associates are driven by the accounting function. A good understanding of the determining factors behind the numbers generating these metrics will allow a future manager to see beyond the numbers and make more informed business decisions. The Accounting minor is geared to provide this understanding as well as a good working knowledge of increasingly complex tax laws. Additionally, should a non-Accounting major decide to pursue a CPA at a later point in life, as many often do, a good solid foundation has been created to make this transition easier.
A minor in Accounting requires 5 courses.
Minor requirements include:
- AC 111 - Financial Accounting
- AC 112 - Cost Accounting
- AC 211 - Intermediate Accounting I
- AC 212 - Intermediate Accounting II
- AC 213 - Federal Income Taxation I
Students who are majoring in Business, Economics, Financial Economics, International Business or Marketing may minor in accounting, with the following condition: of the 5 courses required for the accounting minor, only 2 may overlap with required courses in the student's major.