As a well-prepared accounting graduate, you will be prepared to advise clients in all facets of accounting and business including communications, management, and finance. The accounting bachelor's degree (BS) is designed to give you experience in these areas. The curriculum integrates a strong liberal arts education with the requirements for application for various licenses, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license as established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students also participate in an internship or practicum that enables them to earn experience in the field of accounting.

 



Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Course Requirements: 61 credits
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Locations: Main Oakland Campus

Notable Courses

 
ACC 104: INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 

You will be introduced to the discipline of accounting, including accounting principles, terms and concepts governing the recording, reporting and analyzing of accounting data. You'll learn the accounting cycle: journal entries, general ledger, trial balances, and financial statements – income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement. You will also develop a basic understanding of how to analyze financial statements to determine profitability, financial position, and liquidity.

ACC 413: BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 

Analyze the role of business in society. Topics include the role of business within the community, the relationship of business with government, and the regulatory environment. You will study both market and non-market decisions which have social, political, and ethical ramifications. Also, you will investigate the effect of values and cultural norms on managerial decision-making and how this relates to managers facing a global environment and diverse workforce.

BSM 401: LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS

An introduction to the legal principles, obligations, and rights related to the conduct of business and industry. Topics include contracts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, and learning to respond to obstacles and opportunities in the work environment and adapt to unexpected events such as changes in work processes or customer demands. This course also includes a study of the conduct of business as it relates to equal employment, consumer protection, and occupational safety.


note: this is just a small sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking. for more details about these classes and more, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website.