Bachelor in Accounting

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Program Description

The Accounting program prepares students for careers in public accounting, private business and not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities.

Accounting is often called "the language of business." As with any language, to comprehend its meaning one must not only read it, write it, and speak it but also understand the context in which it is communicated. Within the college’s liberal arts environment, the accounting program develops students' technical competencies while stressing critical thinking and analytical abilities as well as written and oral communication skills. Additionally, the importance of ethical considerations and the significance of the interdisciplinary nature of societal problems are emphasized as we help students prepare for careers in public accounting, private business and not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities.

Course offerings include financial, managerial, government and nonprofit accounting; taxation of individuals and business entities; auditing and assurance services; and related courses. Students receive the foundation to pursue advanced studies in accounting, business administration, law, and various other disciplines while developing technical competencies, critical thinking, analytical abilities, written and oral communication skills.

The Accounting major and minor are associated with the Department of Economics and Business. A major requires 13 courses and a minor requires six courses. Independent study and internship opportunities are available.

Last updated Feb 2019

About the School

Washington & Jefferson College is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teachin ... Read More

Washington & Jefferson College is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end, we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. Read less