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Why Major in Accounting?

Our accounting program is separately accredited by the AACSB, enjoying an elite distinction among U.S. and international accounting programs. Our bachelor's degree in accounting prepares you to start your career as an accounting professional, or to enter any of our business graduate programs. Class sizes tend to be smaller than any of our competitors among public and private universities in Utah, providing you with a much more personalized experience.    

$43K
AVERAGE SALARY OFFER OF OUR
ACCOUNTING UNDERGRADUATES

29:1
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

(0 STUDENT TAUGHT COURSES)

35
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
FOR ACCOUNTING STUDENTS

130
JOBS OFFERED THROUGH CAREER SERVICES
TO 2016 ACCOUNTING GRADUATES

 

 

ACCOUNTING CAREERS
 

Forensic Accountant Career

 

Twenty-first century accounting experts are applying their skills in a number of dynamic industries. With over 11 percent growth expected in the accounting profession between 2014 and 2024, it's growing faster than the average for all occupations.  Take a look at some of the exciting careers you may enjoy:

  • Staff accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Forensic accountant
  • Operations analyst
  • Tax accountant
  • Auditor

Explore Fascinating Accounting Careers

ACCOUNTING STUDENTS
 

Vanessa Accounting

 

Students that study accounting often have several traits in common.  Many have the gift of explaining difficult concepts in a simple way, figuring out puzzles, are math oriented, are good at planning, details and usually organized.  

MEET VANESSA ...  
"I am the most indecisive person on the planet, I took the most random classes from medical to accounting before choosing my major." Vanessa is the quiet, shy type and would normally never get involved.  "I liked the smaller class sizes, I couldn't hide in the background so it gave me more opportunities I never though I would have, like being the president of a club!"  (read Vanessa's full story)

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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS MAJOR
  

DEGREE:

Bachelor of Science in
Accounting

HOURS REQUIRED: 120 total
40 Upper division required
MIN. CUMULATIVE GPA:

C or higher in Math 1050
C or higher in ENGL 2010
C-  or higher for all
Business Foundations courses
2.5 cumulative GPA for Business
Foundations courses
2.5 overall university GPA

MINOR: Not required
GRAD MAP: Grad Maps
CATALOG: Accounting (BS)
GET ADMITTED: Goddard Admissions
COURSES TAUGHT: Accounting degree can
be completed in evening & online
courses. Day courses are avail.
ACCREDITATION: AACSB Accredited

 

YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:

  • Taxation of Individuals (ACTG 3400)
  • Survey of Business Law (BSAD 4210)
  • Accounting for Global & Complex Entities (ACTG 4140)
  • Cost Accounting (ACTG 3300)

 See full list of course requirements

YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS LIKE THESE:

Accounting is much more than bookkeeping!  You'll be versed in topics such as:

  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Auditing
  • Taxation

YOU'LL GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:

  • Join the accounting club, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) to participate in competitions, community service projects, seminars, luncheons, networking events and more.

 

OUR ACCOUNTING MAJORS ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)

 

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