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.

20

Average Class Size

150

Meets PA 150-Hour Requirement for CPA License

10%

Projected Growth Through 2028

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)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Exploration Electives (OEE)

​​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)
  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)
  • Ethics (PHL210)
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 & Cross Country Runner

Industry Partners

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.

Woodlands Bank
Barron's in Education
Compass Group Logo
ACBSP Accredited
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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

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Student-Managed Investment Fund

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

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.

News
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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)

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.

View general transfer information

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.

  • 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, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mr. Robert L Emert, II, CPA, President/CEO, Emert & Associates, P.C.
  • Ms. Yvette M Graver, CPA, Director of Finance, Evangelical Community Hospital
  • Mr. Kevin Kilgus, '88, Controller, CMC Joist & Deck
  • Ms. Lori A Kriner, Accounting Manager, Families United Network, Inc.
  • Ms. Jaime L Kuntz, CPA, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Ms. Brenda Nichols, Chief Financial Officer, Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • Ms. Lea Ann S Plessinger, CPA LLC, Managing Member, CPA, LLC, Self Employed
  • Ms. Susan Powell, '85, Accountant
  • Mr. Peter Stockett, CFP, '92, CFP Registered Representative, 18th Street Financial Services, LLP
  • Ms. Andrea Turner, Plant Controller, West Pharmaceutical Services
  • Ms. Dorothy White, Tax Collector, Loyalsock Township Tax Office
  • Mr. Richard Wienecke
Contact

Coordinator of Admissions Operations

Sarah Yoder

SASC, Rm. 1072
800.367.9222 ext. 7338
sshott@pct.edu