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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree at South Carolina State University

Are you looking to make a difference in the world of finance? Earning an accounting degree from South Carolina State University can help you achieve your dream. Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring, and communicating financial information to make informed decisions by users of the information. The Accounting Program consists of 123 credit-hour curriculum designed to provide students with accounting knowledge necessary for entering the accounting profession. The program places emphasis on the development of competencies in analytical, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. 

Why You Should Major in Accounting at South Carolina State University?

Accounting students receive loads of experience in the field and are adequately prepared for a career in accounting. They are encouraged to do summer internships for on-the-job experience. Most complete at least one before graduating. Activities and initiatives included in the program benefit students to make them well-rounded and prepared for the workplace. Activities and initiatives include: 

  • Case competitions where students compete against students at other schools to solve a problem.
  • Study Abroad
  • Research projects
  • Community service
  • Executive Speaker Series

All of our business programs are accredited by AASB International

What Will You Study as an Accounting Major?

Students are expected to solve problems, make oral presentations, complete written assignments and complete group projects throughout the curriculum. Although 150 hours are required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in South Carolina, students are prepared to sit for the CPA Exam after they complete the undergraduate curriculum.

Student Life Organizations Connected with the Program

Student life organizations connected with the program include the Beta Alpha Psi Honor organization for accounting majors and NABA. 

What Can You Do with an Accounting Degree?

90% of accounting majors from South Carolina State University are employed or attend graduate school within six months of receiving their bachelor’s degree. Graduates typically go to work for CPA firms or other prestigious accounting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), KPMG, Deloitte and BDO. Graduates of SC State’s Accounting program who are seeking careers in accounting can achieve positions such as:

  • Financial Planner
  • Business Analyst
  • Tax manager
  • Chief Financial Officer

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