BS in Accounting

If you love working with money and numbers are your alphabet, then accounting is the field for you. Helping the FBI track money in a global terrorism case or assisting in a massive fraud investigation are just two examples of how a degree in accounting can be incredibly versatile.

Program Overview

By providing an understanding of an organization’s story through its numbers, an accounting degree helps you to inform various decision makers and to make strategic decisions.  In fact, CEOs and company presidents often come from accounting backgrounds because of their capacity to see the broader financial picture.  An accounting major at Quinnipiac University School of Business provides a foundation in the principles, concepts and practices of accounting, and equips graduates with general business knowledge along with technical expertise that is necessary for success in early careers in accounting and related fields.

What’s more, an accounting degree can prepare you for a diverse range of careers, including public or corporate accounting, not-for-profit or governmental accounting, and careers in related fields.  Today’s accountants are trusted and people-oriented professionals who are relied upon to solve a variety of business problems.  

Our program has deep connections in the business world. At our career fairs and networking events on campus, we host representatives from the big-4 accounting firms, regional and local accounting firms, many of whom are alumni of our program.  Students have the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom in real-world settings through internships, and many of our accounting majors receive job offers the summer before their senior year. 

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in Accounting Curriculum

A total of 125 credits is required for graduation with the degree of BS in accounting. Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of a B- in the following courses to receive credit.

Course List
AC 211Financial Accounting (formerly AC 101)3
AC 212Managerial Accounting (formerly AC 102)3
AC 305Intermediate Accounting I3
AC 306Intermediate Accounting II3
AC 307Intermediate Accounting III3

An accounting major earning a grade below B- in any of these courses must repeat the course. In addition, accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of C- in all other accounting and law courses.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for entry into the accounting major. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation with a degree in accounting.

Course List
Business Core Curriculum
Complete the Business Core Curriculum 46
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business 37
Accounting Core
AC 305Intermediate Accounting I3
AC 306Intermediate Accounting II3
AC 307Intermediate Accounting III3
AC 323Cost Accounting3
AC 335Accounting Systems3
AC 405Advanced Accounting3
AC 411Auditing Theory and Practice3
AC 412Advanced Auditing3
AC 431Federal Income Taxation of Individuals3
AC 432Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities3
Open Electives
Select 12 credits12
Total Credits125