What is Accounting?
Accounting is the language of business that defines transactions so that they can be used to describe business activities in a commonly understood format. Learning the language allows an individual to communicate and understand the financial operations of any and all types of organizations. To help with learning this language is the Department of Accounting faculty, who publish articles in top academic and professional journals, write textbooks and trade books, and are active participants in the accounting profession.
Opportunities in Accounting
Areas: Auditing, Corporate Accounting, Government Accounting, Information Systems, Tax Planning/Compliance, Assurance and Tax
Employers: Public Accounting Firms, Government Agencies, Banks/Financial Institutions, Energy Companies, Healthcare Industry, Manufacturing Companies, Consulting Practices, Service Companies
Professions: Tax Professional, External Auditor, Financial Accountant, Financial Manager, Budget Director, Internal Auditor, Investment Strategist, Entrepreneur
BS in Accounting
The bachelor of accounting is a 120-hour program that trains students to show proficiency in accounting technology, demonstrate research skills, defend proposed solutions to accounting problems, and improve communication skills.
Eligibility for CPA License
The Department of Accounting offers both bachelor's (120 hours) and master's (30 hours)
degrees, allowing students to earn a graduate degree while completing the required
150 hours to be eligible to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).