B.S. Accounting

Ashley Schanke’s BSU education and two internships helped her land her first job offer – staff accountant with CliftonLarsonAllen in Minneapolis – before she even graduated.
Ashley Schanke’s BSU education and two internships helped her land her first job offer – staff accountant with CliftonLarsonAllen in Minneapolis – before she even graduated.

When you choose Accounting as a major you are opening up a world of career possibilities. Every type of business or organization needs accountants, and those who understand the financials.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting gives you a solid foundation in Business with a specialization in Accounting, so you’ll have the educational background to excel in any type of business position. Further, you’ll find yourself in the desirable position of having the financial expertise to rise to the top in an increasingly complex business environment.

Program Requirements

Your studies in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program will begin by taking a core set of Business, Economics and Accounting courses giving you an understanding of all aspects of a business or organization. You’ll then go on to a more in-depth study of accountancy, exploring the world of professional accounting. Your courses will be a mix of theory and practice to give you the preparation you’ll need for a successful career. You’ll also have the option to further specialize your degree by choosing a Fraud Examination Minor. View program requirements.

Career Options

With your Accounting degree you’ll be prepared to take the CPA exam. By adding our CPA Exam review courses to your schedule, you can begin taking the CPA Exam sections during your last semester. You’ll also be prepared to pursue careers in all aspects of private industry, government and the non-profit sectors, or for graduate study.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for Accountants and Auditors is excellent with an expected increase of 11% between 2014 and 2024.