Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Accounting, B.A./B.S.

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About the Program

The B.A. and B.S. in Accounting degrees provide detailed insight into accounting principles, theory and specialties such as tax, cost and auditing. Students are prepared for positions in business, government, and other organizations. The degrees provide all the courses required for students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Pennsylvania and some other states, as well as the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination.

In order to sit for the CPA examination in Pennsylvania, students must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 credits in accounting-related courses. CPA candidates in Pennsylvania are permitted to sit for the CPA exam with less than 150 credit hours, but will be required to complete all 150 credit hours and satisfy the work experience requirement prior to CPA licensure.

Concentration Options:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management 
  • Marketing


(Credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and credit requirements.)

Two Economics courses (8 credits)

One upper level Business or Economics elective (4 credits)

If a student is pursuing a concentration this requirement is waived.

One English course (4 credits)

Bachelor of Arts Math Requirements

Two Mathematics courses

Bachelor of Science Requirements

Four Mathematics courses


Additional Requirements to be fulfilled to obtain a Concentration.

Economics (12 credits)

Finance (12 credits)

Management (12 credits)

Marketing (12 credits)

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