Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting
The Bachelor of Science Program in Accounting is designed to present an understanding of the underlying principles of accounting and their applications to business. Students will identify and analyze ethical considerations related to accounting decisions and the social responsibility of accountants’ decisions including environmental, global, and legal issues. Our faculty aims to teach students how to use financial analysis to solve problems and make decisions. By the end of their education, students should feel confident discussing and analyzing financial statements.
Completion of the Accounting Program prepares students to pursue successful careers in industry, government, nonprofit organizations, and public accounting firms. Student internships provide a way to gain valuable work experience that can lead to better job opportunities. For more information about internship possibilities, please contact your advisor.
This program provides students with the skills and experience required to sit for the CPA exams. Students planning to take the CPA exam need to be aware of the educational requirements of the state in which they intend to practice. In Pennsylvania, candidates may sit for the CPA Exam after graduation and completion of 120 hours of education, including 24 credits in accounting subjects. Candidates are required to obtain 150 credit hours of education, including 36 hours in accounting subjects, before a license is granted. Students interested in the CPA exam should speak with their academic advisor to discuss additional courseloads.
For specific course and program requirements, please consult the current undergraduate catalog.