Mar 01, 2024
Preparation for entrance into the profession of accounting (public, private, or government) requires a basic business core in addition to a proficiency in accounting. Because of the importance of critical thinking, communication, technology, and quantitative techniques, students are urged to elect additional courses that strengthen these skills areas. Please refer to the School of Business website for additional information and requirements: www.etown.edu/depts/business/advising.
Student Learning Outcomes for Accounting:
Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental theories and principles in each functional area.
- Integrate and apply knowledge across functional areas.
- Communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal forms.
The Accounting Major requires:
First Year Suggested Courses:
Students may take EC 101 and EC 102 in any sequence.
EC 101 or EC 102 will fulfill both the Accounting major requirement and the Social Sciences core requirement.
MA 251 should be taken in the sophomore year. Students should take any necessary prerequisites in the first year depending on their math placement.
MA 251 will fulfill both the Accounting major requirement and the Mathematics core requirement.
BA 270 and BA 271 are to be taken in the sophomore year. Students should take BA 270 in the fall and BA 271 in the spring.
AC 205 and AC 206 should be taken in sequence normally beginning the fall of sophomore year.
For a suggested Four-Year Plan for the AC major, visit www.etown.edu/depts/business/advising/four-year-accounting.aspx.
CPA Certification/150-Hour Accounting Program
In order to become licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA), most states now require individuals to complete 150 credits of course work in addition to obtaining a bachelor’s degree and passing the CPA exam. For those students planning to pursue this certification, the student’s advisor will work with them to develop an individual plan to earn 150 credits that incorporates their state’s specific requirements. Most students are able to complete the additional credits within their four years at Elizabethtown through a combination of AP credits, additional semester courses, internships, and/or summer courses.
For further information: Contact Ms. Terrie Riportella, Edgar T. Bitting Professor of Accounting and Director of the Accounting Program.