Coordinator: Bonnie Kennedy, M.S. C.P.A.
The Accounting major provides students the professional expertise and knowledge necessary to meet the demands of the accounting profession and related careers in finance. The courses in the Accounting major encourage students to use critical and analytical thinking, make rational decisions, solve problems, and understand the ethical implications of reporting and using financial and non-financial information.
The Accounting major provides the needed foundation from which students may choose to obtain a professional certification to help advance their careers. Examples of some of these certifications are: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). These certifications, in addition to receiving a bachelor’s degree, require further education, professional experience, and passing the exam for each specific certification.