Department of Accounting
The Department of Accounting offers students the opportunity to pursue degrees in Accounting. The use of technology as a teaching and learning tool is highly emphasized and is incorporated in most courses. Critical thinking and ethical values are also emphasized. Students are encouraged to participate in student organizations to help build teamwork and leadership skills. They are also encouraged to engage in an internship to gain work experience and an understanding of how the business world operates.
The primary objectives of the department are to:
- prepare students for entry-level accounting career opportunities;
- provide basic preparation for related professional certifications;
- prepare students for graduate study;
- produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and confidence to succeed in the career of their choice and in life; and
- To produce graduates who are effective communicators and problem solvers who will contribute to the common good in a global society.
The B.S. Degree in Accounting provides basic preparation for careers in public accounting, corporate finance and accounting, and government and not-for-profit accounting. Students interested in meeting the 150-hour requirement for CPA certification should contact their advisor before the end of the freshman year to devise a strategy. The Accounting degree is an excellent degree for many career goals and is in demand because of the analytical skills that it develops. Accounting is one of the fastest growing professions and graduates with good GPAs have numerous career choices and opportunities in business and government. It is also excellent preparation for continued study for graduate degrees such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accountancy (MA), and Juris Doctor (law).