The Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting provides introductory and advanced courses in financial and managerial accounting,
auditing, taxation and accounting information
technology and business solutions. Successful students are prepared for staff level positions in various types of business
organizations and nonprofit entities.
Students majoring in accounting will be expected, through proper faculty advisement, to attain a desirable level of proficiency in
the English language, mathematics, and computer science. To develop educational breadth and depth, majors will be required to
sample widely from the arts, humanities, natural, and social sciences.
Students seeking professional careers in Accounting, particularly with public accounting firms are encouraged to remember that in
the state of Connecticut the Connecticut Accounting CPA requires 120 college semester credits completed in order to sit for the
exam. However, in order to be awarded the Connecticut CPA Certification, students must have completed a total of 150 of college
semester credits. Students are encouraged to take courses and major-minor combinations that will help their professional careers.
Admission to the Program
Students majoring in Accounting will be required to register their intent with the accounting faculty no later than the end of their
sophomore year. The Bachelor of Science program will be primarily a junior/senior course of study and admission will be competitive.
Students must have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to be admitted. If their cumulative GPA drops below 2.7 for two consecutive
semesters, they are dismissed from the program. A 2.7 GPA is required to graduate.