How is the financial success of a company determined? What do investors need to know when deciding whether to invest in a business? Professionals refer to accounting reports and consult with accountants for the information they need to make strategic business decisions. A degree in accounting will prepare you for a rewarding career in industry, public, governmental or non-profit accounting.

PSU’s accounting professors bring years of professional accounting experience into the classroom, and will guide you toward your career path, whether your goal is to become a CPA or work within a business.

HighlightsDegree BreakdownDegree Requirements

These are the specialized courses you will have an opportunity to take for this degree option:

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Income Taxes
  • Investment Principles
  • Commercial Law
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Auditing Practices
  • Seminar in Finance
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Money and Banking
  • Core courses ensure that students are prepared for diverse professional opportunities.
  • General Education courses develop strong writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Students may opt to take introductory courses, which will allow them to identify their strengths, before choosing a major.
  • Hands-on learning activities and faculty with extensive experience bring the real world into the
  • Individualized career services are available to all students.

General Education
33 Credits

Improve core skills essential to success

  • Composition
  • First Year Seminar
  • 2 Creative Thought Classes
  • 2 Past and Present Classes
  • 2 Scientific Inquiry Classes
  • 2 Self and Society Classes
  • Wellness Connection Classes

Business Core
45 Credits

Build a solid foundation of  business knowledge

  • Finite Math or Calculus
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Organizational Communications
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management

Upper-level Business and Free Electives
44 Credits

Develop deeper and broader abilities

  • Upper-level business classes and free electives