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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.S.

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The field of accounting is dynamic and challenging. Accountants today are expected to participate extensively in the general area of business management. The B.S. Accounting degree is designed to prepare students for positions of leadership and responsibility in industry, government, and public accounting. The Accounting program emphasizes computer skills, written and verbal communications, as well as accounting theory and the most recent FASB pronouncements. The following analysis for the B.S. in Accounting curriculum meets the general guidelines of the Middle States Accrediting Commission:

Program Goals:

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, processes and regulations of the major areas of accounting and related technologies.
  • demonstrate the ability to successfully obtain professional accounting certification(s).
  • be able to conduct relevant research in the field of accounting.
  • demonstrate sound communications and other interpersonal/intrapersonal skills necessary to succeed in the business world.
  • demonstrate a broad range of business knowledge.
  • exhibit that they are motivated and committed to life-long learning.
  • successfully obtain employment or enter advanced programs of study.
  • be satisfied, as well as alumni and their employers, that the curriculum content provides the necessary skills and knowledge to allow success in professional endeavors. 

Suggested sequence of courses:

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (15 Credits)

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (15 Credits)

Spring Semester (12 Credits)

Junior Year

Senior Year

Minimum credits required: 120

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