B.S. in Accounting
The 128-credit B.S. in Accounting prepares students for acceptance into various master’s programs and for employment in either the public, private, government or not-for-profit sectors in addition to entry-level positions in business, financial and accounting firms. Students learn essential skills in financial and managerial accounting, taxation and auditing. The curriculum provides a systems approach to prepare students to be technically competent, alert to ethical issues and able to adapt to changes in technology, regulation and globalization. The Department of Finance, Law, Accounting and Taxation also offers the B.S./M.S. in Accounting.
Student clubs for accounting majors include the Accounting Society, which regularly sponsors professional events and host lectures by guest speakers in the accounting profession. The National Association of Black Accountants offers students the opportunity to participate in mentorship and apprenticeship programs, providing them with the hands-on experience that is so critical to future employers.
Accounting students also help low-income, disabled and non-English-speaking individuals in the community with their yearly tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Representative Career Opportunities for this Major
(Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistic Occupational Outlook Handbook)