About the Accounting Degree
Develop skills and knowledge to impact the bottom line.
Prepare to excel in today's business climate. Earning the Bachelor of Science in Accounting at California University of Pennsylvania will ensure that you're equipped to respond effectively in a dynamic and challenging future. The accounting degree requires students to complete business core courses to set a strong foundation.
Learn the practical applications of fundamental accounting concepts
Undergraduate accounting majors complete 27 credits in the accounting concentration. Specialized work in accounting begins with the Introduction to Accounting course, which presents the fundamental concepts, procedures and terminology of accounting. Students also learn the practical application of accounting information to support decision making throughout the business field, including in specialized areas such as sports/resort management.
The accounting program puts significant emphasis on building quantitative, critical thinking and analytical skills. Students graduate not only with a demonstrated competence in their subject area, but also with the ability and tools to apply that knowledge.
Accounting degree students are also encouraged to have a minor:
- Some students choose a business discipline other than their concentration.
- Other popular choices include psychology, communication studies, public relations, statistics, computer information systems, leadership, women's studies, Spanish and Arabic.
- Students also choose to complete dual majors or dual degrees with international studies or math.
Cal U business graduates are well prepared for many different types of career opportunities. Recent Cal U business graduates also have been accepted into graduate business programs at such distinguished institutions as the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University and the College of William and Mary, and into graduate economics programs at Youngstown State and Florida State.
Learn about ouraccelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree program.