Accounting Major

The accounting curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, corporate finance, manufacturing, government service, and not-for-profit organizations.

Recent graduates are often employed by:

  • Ernst & Young
  • John Deere
  • Hormel
  • KPMG

Majors complete coursework in:

  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance services
  • Advanced Accounting 

View all accounting major requirements.

Emphasis is placed on the development of writing and problem-solving skills through case work and classroom discussion. New accounting pronouncements and international accounting standards are integrated on a timely basis.

Majors are required to complete a senior seminar that includes special topics, as well as a research and presentation requirement. Majors are encouraged to consider additional study in the fields of management and economics.

Most states now require 150 semester hours of coursework to complete the educational requirement for a CPA license. Majors can reach the 150 credit hour threshold by enrolling in 36 credit hours each academic year and completing a summer course during their sophomore and junior years.

The accounting major is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce after graduation or enroll in graduate school.