The Bachelor of Science in Accounting prepares students for careers in auditing and public accounting, industrial and managerial accounting, and governmental and nonprofit accounting. It also provides a sound background for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in accounting or related fields. Our mission is to develop lifelong learners in core business disciplines through the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge and the integration of research, as well as the real-life experience provided by internships and other partnerships with the business community. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Accounting may choose to participate in one of two capstone experiences: undergraduate research or a professional internship. Both options provide valuable experience and expertise. Courses are offered days and evenings to meet the needs of both traditional and adult learners. The Accounting degree is designed to prepare graduates to perform effectively in a global business environment and respond to the challenges posed by a diverse workforce. Students will develop the necessary skills and abilities to successfully respond to the challenges of an increasingly diverse worldwide economic structure.
The AICPA has recently published an article explaining the Increase in Demand for Accounting Professionals that we encourage prospective students to read. Contact our department with any questions you may have!For more information about the Penn State Smeal College of Business program, e-mail acting College Contact & Referral Representative, Mitch Zimmer (email@example.com) or call 610-396-6334.