Accounting

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Accounting student

About this program

Success in the field of accounting goes beyond exceling at math. At Penn College, you’ll explore a wide range of courses from accounting and economics to business and management. Differentiate yourself by learning advanced analytical tools, cyber security essentials, artificial intelligence capabilities, and fraud detection methods.

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Spring Friendly Start

This program allows you to start in January 2022 and finish as early as December 2025.
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Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

20

Average Class Size

Build a Diverse Skillset

4%

Projected Growth Through 2029

Careers

  • Public accounting
  • Appraising
  • Banking
  • Financial management
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACC123)
  • Computerized Accounting (ACC201)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO112)
  • Principles of Banking (FIN150)
  • Cost Accounting (ACC311)
  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACC341)
  • Fundamentals of Financial Planning (FIN305)
  • Accounting Information Systems (ACC285)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACC346)
  • Directed Accounting Electives (ACC)
  • Income Taxation for Individuals (ACC332)
  • Advanced Financial Accounting (ACC461)
  • Retirement and Insurance Planning (FIN395)
  • Finance (FIN350)
  • Corporation, Partnership, Estate and Trust Taxation (ACC430)
  • Investments (FIN360)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT240)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Auditing (ACC452)
  • Directed Business Elective (BAE)
  • Forensic Accounting (ACC470)
  • Business Policy and Strategy (MGT497)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Ethics (PHL210)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
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Virtual Tour

Check out this video for a bird's eye view of the accounting program. Whether you're interested in an associate's or bachelor's or planning to study on-campus or online, you'll enjoy a lineup of courses that will prepare you for the future of accounting. You can even pursue a dual degree by pairing accounting with business for even more opportunities. See the labs, meet lead faculty, and explore the pathways and possibilities.

Financial Markets Investment Lab
Facilities

Financial Markets Investment Lab

Study the ins and outs of QuickBooks. Investigate fraud and risk behavior with SAS software and explore cyber security in our collaborative learning lab.

Student Experience

“I chose to go to Penn College for accounting, because I just loved how it felt. It felt like a family when I got here. Everyone was so helpful."

Brittany Weiskopff

Accounting Student

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Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Jan 28

Open House

Friday, January 288:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Feb 5

Open House

Saturday, February 58:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Feb 25

Open House

Friday, February 258:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 19

Open House

Saturday, March 198:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 3

Open House

Sunday, April 38:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Open House

Friday, April 228:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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Student-Managed Investment Fund

Using real funds, gain an appreciation of the issues and pressures that come with investing.

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Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 70+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

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Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your know-how in the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Each year, IRS-certified accounting and business students participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA is a free service designed to offer tax assistance to low income individuals and families, while also giving students a chance to work with the community.

More Information

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

International students who are studying in the United States on an F-1 visa must be enrolled in a full course of study in-person. Students are not permitted to enroll in an entirely online degree. Online degrees are available to international students pursuing the degree from their home country. Students must still meet all admissions criteria for admission to the college and any special admissions requirements that govern pursuit of their chosen major.

Prospective students should be aware that certification/licensure requirements in this profession may vary by state. The Accounting program can prepare students to sit for several certification and/or licensure exams within the state of Pennsylvania (e.g., CPA, CMA, CPB, among others). The program office can help you determine eligibility within the State of Pennsylvania. Although most states have passed “mobility” laws, we have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than Pennsylvania are also asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work.

  • Mr. Jon P Conklin, CPA, President & CEO, Woodlands Bank
  • Mr. David W Dawes, Director of Supply Chain, Lycoming Engines
  • Mr. William E Ebersole, JD, CPA, CFE, GISF, Security Compliance/Emergency Manager, Disney Cruise Line
  • Mr. Robert L Emert, II, CPA, President/CEO, Emert & Associates, P.C.
  • Ms. Brenda Nichols, Chief Financial Officer, Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • Ms. Dorothy White, Tax Collector, Loyalsock Township Tax Office