Four-Year Accounting Degree
Within the four-year accounting program, students have the option of completing one of three tracks: General Accounting, Forensic Accounting or Accounting Information Systems.
The General Accounting track provides a solid foundation in business and accounting for students interested in accounting careers in private industry and nonprofit organizations, in pursuing graduate studies (e.g., law), or in preparation for running their own businesses. This program is appropriate for students interested in professional certifications such as Certified Management Accountant and/or Certified Internal Auditor.
The Forensic Accounting track was developed in response to the demand for accounting professionals with specialized knowledge in the areas of fraud examination and litigation support. This track includes course work in fraud examination, criminology and financial statement analysis. This program is appropriate for the student interested in becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner.
The Accounting Information Systems track prepares students to take advantage of the expanding variety of opportunities available to professionals with a strong and integrated knowledge of accounting (the “language of business”) and the evolving information technologies needed to implement and manage accounting information systems (AIS). Opportunities exist in the corporate, public accounting and non-profit sectors for accounting professionals who can assist their organizations or clients in assessing the opportunities and risks associated with specific information-technology deployments. Students in this track are encouraged to pursue professional certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
To receive a degree in accounting, the student must earn at least a “C” in each of the two accounting principles courses (ACC 251 –ACC 252 or equivalent).
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