Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    Feb 03, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (BS.ACC)

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The Business Department strives to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to intellectual growth and ethical behavior. The courses are designed to provide a foundation of general business knowledge on which individual programs within the department can build. Internships are available for qualified students.

Students successfully completing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting major will be able to compete effectively for professional employment, understand the importance of professional behavior and possess a strong work ethic. Students are prepared to pursue careers as corporate, not-for-profit, or small business accountants or to continue their studies at the graduate level. A career as a professional accountant requires a commitment to lifelong learning as the profession is continually evolving.

Students are encouraged to use their selection of Frames of Reference courses and other free elective courses to broaden their experiences and exposure to other ways of thinking and to other disciplines. Free elective coursework can be from any discipline and can be, but need not be, used to fulfill requirements for a minor, specialization, etc.

Students completing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting will be proficient in:

  • Defining, analyzing, and solving problems in both an individual and group environment.
  • Recognizing and using effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Using computers and other technologies generally used in an entry-level business environment.
  • Demonstrating technical competency and professional knowledge in accounting theory, auditing, and individual income taxation.

Total credits required for the major: 65

And complete the university's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

Master of Science in Accounting

Castleton offers a one year Master of Science degree for students seeking licensure as a certified public accountant or continued career advancement in either corporate, not-for-profit, or government organizations. Castleton's graduate catalog contains a more thorough discussion of the degree including course descriptions. Requirements for initial CPA licensure vary by state; students desiring initial licensure in states other than Vermont should review the requirements of that state.

Additional Area of Focus

A student may add an additional major. For example, a major in Accounting may also choose to add a major in Management. In order to do this, the student must complete all required courses for both areas, and two Business electives with an ACC, BUS, or CIS suffix.

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