A college degree in accounting focuses on tracking and recording the flow of money in a business.

For this major you’ll take lots of accounting and core business classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as an accountant.

Sample Courses

Accounting Courses:

  • Financial Accounting I
  • Managerial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting III
  • Managerial Accounting II
  • Information Systems for Accounting
  • Fraud Prevention and Detection
  • Asset Management
  • Governmental Accounting
  • Nonprofit Accounting
  • Product, Project, and Service Costing
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Federal Taxation
  • Tax Planning
  • Energy Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Governance

Core Business Courses:

  • Business Law
  • Business Information Systems
  • Principles of Finance
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Statistics

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology