Dec 08, 2019  
SCPS College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
SCPS College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (B.S.)


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Elizabethtown College’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting offered through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a comprehensive professional education for adults seeking increasingly responsible accounting positions in the contemporary business community, which is characterized by its global reach, diversity, technological orientation, strategic planning, and complexity. The curriculum emphasizes development of technological skills and enhanced critical thinking as the student moves toward upper-level evaluative courses while maintaining a core of basic business courses. The course of study provides a firm foundation and meets the requirements for accounting and business law courses for Pennsylvania’s education requirement for the CPA exam.  Individualized guidance toward achieving the 150 credit total will be available from Admissions, Advising and Financial Aid staff.* This broadened accounting curriculum is further enriched by a blending with the College’s quality liberal arts core to produce graduates prepared to exercise effective professional leadership in a wide variety of contexts and organizations.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The School of Continuing and Professional Studies has not sought ACBSP accreditation.

*NOTE:  For information regarding requirements for work experience and overall credit hours (150 credit rule), see the website of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) or the State Board of Accountancy.

Degree Requirements:


The bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College requires 125 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 30 of their last 60 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits from Elizabethtown must include at least 15 credits in the major; nine of them must be 300-400 level accounting courses.

Corporate Strategy should be one of the last courses a student takes. This course is the capstone course that integrates concepts, principles, practices, and applications from prior courses in order to analyze the interrelationships between business theory, problem-solving, and strategy formation.

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