Accounting, Online

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

About this program

The future of accounting is evolving. Beyond crunching numbers, a career in accounting means taking on cutting edge software. Digging into forensic accounting and learning how to combat security threats. And when you graduate with this online degree, you’ll understand the legalities of accounting and be fully prepared to set up and secure business systems.

In-State Tuition Rate

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.

  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • 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)
  • Directed Business Elective (BAE)
  • Auditing (ACC452)
  • 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.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)
  • Ethics (PHL210)
Facilities

Virtual Lab Participation

As an online student you can still be part of our collaborative learning experience. Thanks to Zoom software, you’ll have the ability to virtually join live class discussions from your off-campus location. Labs dive into QuickBooks, SAS software, cyber security, and lots more.

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
Online Degrees

Learning that fits your lifestyle

Convenience

  • Accessible online anywhere in the world
  • Flexible scheduling – take classes part-time or full-time
  • Continue to work and be at home with your family
  • Transfer-friendly programs shorten time to complete your degree

Value

  • In-state tuition rate for all students, regardless of residency
  • Same rigor as on-campus programs
  • Regional accreditation (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) plus professional accreditation (ACBSP)

Service

  • One-on-one interaction with faculty
  • 24/7 online tutoring
  • Textbooks and course materials available for purchase online through The College Store
  • Graduates can participate in Commencement

Class Delivery

  • Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Platform for Learning And Teaching Online (A Desire2Learn Platform)
  • No required campus visits
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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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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