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Integrate business, team, and financial accounting skills.

The Accounting program provides you with the knowledge required to become successful in today's multifaceted business world. With a blend of accounting, information technology, and business, the program helps you understand contemporary work environments, issues, and challenges.

  • Overview


    Bachelor of Science

    The course of study emphasizes financial accounting at the intermediate level, cost accounting, tax accounting, auditing, international accounting, and business law. During the capstone course, students synthesize their knowledge using a business strategy approach. A B.S. to M.S. option and a Second Bachelor's Degree option are also available.

    What Will You Learn?

    • Satisfy requirements to take the Maryland Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination (note: Applicants for licensure are also required by the State of Maryland to acquire a total of 150 credit hours of coursework).
    • Articulate accurately the technical knowledge of accounting and related disciplines needed to enter the accounting profession.
    • Understand the ethical standards of the accounting profession, articulate a framework for these standards, and apply them thoughtfully and competently to a variety of business and accounting contexts.
    • Solve problems by synthesizing discipline specific knowledge and critical thinking skills.
    • Demonstrate the appropriate communication skills necessary for accounting professionals.

    A complete listing of learning outcomes for the Accounting program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
    Learning Outcomes

    Why Study Accounting?

    The Accounting program will not only prepare you for licensure and the Maryland Certified Public Accounting examination, it also provides you with the mentoring and professional know-how to enhance your career potential.

    • Position yourself for accounting careers in government, nonprofit, or private sectors.
    • Satisfy requirements for Maryland CPA Exam and licensure.
    • Open doors to accounting careers after college via internships, networking, and strong corporate relationships.
  • Courses & Requirements

    Courses and Requirements

    The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in Accounting. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum.

    Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

    Major Requirements

    • ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I
    • ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II
    • ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I
    • ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II
    • ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting III
    • ACC 303 Cost and Managerial Accounting
    • ACC 401 Auditing and Attestation
    • ACC 405 International Accounting
    • ACC 411 Tax Accounting: Individual
    • ACC 412 Tax Accounting: Corporation and Partnership
    • ACC 415 Capstone in Accounting: Business Policy
    • Two accounting electives selected from the following:
      • ACC 302 Advanced Accounting
      • ACC 304 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
      • ACC 311 Computer Applications in Accounting

    Secondary Requirements

    • CM 101 Public Speaking*
    • EC 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics*
    • EC 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics*
    • FIN 402 Foundations of Finance
    • IS 134 MS Windows and Office Applications*
    • IS 135 Advanced MS Office Applications
    • IS 150 Relational Database Design & SQL with MS Access
    • IS 201 Management Information Systems
    • IS 260 Presentation Theory and Application
    • LAW 308 Business Law & Legal Responsibilities I
    • LAW 309 Business Law & Legal Responsibilities II
    • MATH 210 Statistics & Probability*
    • MGT 204 Principles of Management
    • MGT 210 Business Writing*
    • MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
    • PHIL 416 Business Ethics*

    Accounting Resource Guide

  • Tracks & Minors

    Tracks and Minors


    A minor is available in accounting. Please see an academic advisor for more information. For specific information regarding minor requirements, please consult the minors section of the catalog.

    B.S. to M.S. Option

    The B.S. to M.S. option is available for students majoring in Accounting who wish to combine their bachelor's degree coursework with work toward a master's degree in one of Stevenson's graduate programs. By completing a B.S. to M.S. option, students will earn the 150 credit hours necessary for CPA licensing while also earning both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as few as five years. Students must formally apply for entrance into a B.S. to M.S. option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an education plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors.

    Second Bachelor's Degree Option

    You can complete a second bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies, receiving two bachelor's degrees from Stevenson.

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What Can You Do With This Degree?

Graduates of our Accounting program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

• Accountant

• Auditor

• Tax Professional

• Consultant

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

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