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Accounting (BS), 4-Year

Dr. Joseph T. Kabacinski teaching an accounting class at D'Youville College

D'Youville's bachelor's degree in accounting will help you acquire the skills that will prepare you for a wide array of professional opportunities.

Overview & Distinctions

Overview

The recent financial crises and subsequent financial regulations, as well as the increased scrutiny of corporate finances are all indicators of a greater demand for accounting professionals.

D'Youville's IACBE-accredited bachelor’s degree in accounting will help you acquire the skills that will prepare you for a wide array of professional opportunities.

What You'll Learn

In addition to key business courses, you'll gain a breadth of knowledge in economics, mathematics and other quantitative courses, computer skills, writing and communications, and interpersonal skills needed for working effectively on teams.

As a graduate of the accounting program at D’Youville, you will have the ability to:

  • Understand and demonstrate fundamental accounting principles and procedures
  • Prepare and examine financial reports
  • Find solutions for complex accounting problems
  • Integrate accounting information into the overall business decision-making process of a corporation

Why Choose D'Youville?

At D'Youville you'll receive individual attention so that you can learn effectively. You'll be guided in choosing and pursuing your career goals.

  • You’ll learn from professionals who bring their expertise in research, leadership, administration, and management to the classroom, combining deep knowledge of their academic disciplines with their extensive experience to help you acquire a solid base of knowledge and learn how to apply your knowledge in practice. Our accounting professors are CPAs with years of experience.
  • By combining classroom instruction with internship experiences, our program will prepare you to enter a professional role in accounting and business upon graduation.
  • D'Youville's commitment to a liberal education means that you'll learn how to solve problems, think critically, work well with others, and communicate effectively. In short, all skills that today's employers are looking for.
  • If you're interested in becoming a CPA, our 5-year combined degree in accounting and international business (MS) can be an option. You'll earn your bachelor's and master's degree in less time, getting you started in your career a year before other graduates. You'll save money as you pay undergraduate tuition for your graduate courses. In addition, you can retain your undergraduate scholarship for all five years.

Automatic Merit-Based Scholarship Consideration

When you apply for admission at D’Youville, we’ll automatically consider you for our merit scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships can cover as much as 50% of your tuition, and there is no need to fill out a separate application!

Transfer students can qualify for scholarships, as well. And unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville because we use a realistic 2.25 GPA requirement to determine your eligibility for merit-based scholarships each year. 

Check out the chart below to see if you qualify:
Scholarships GPA Scholarship Amount
President's 88+ $14,000
Founder's 83 - 87.9 $12,000
Dean's 80 - 82.9 $10,000
Transfer 3.5+ $5,500
Transfer 3.25 - 3.49 $5,000
Transfer 3.0 - 3.24 $4,500
Transfer 2.75 - 2.99 $4,000

Find more information and additional scholarships on our scholarships page.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

At D'Youville, we are committed to selecting students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville. While we don't require you to submit ACT or SAT test scores, if you have taken or intend to take a standardized test we encourage you to submit your scores if you'd like them to be evaluated as part of your application.

First Time in College Freshman Requirements:

  • Submitted application for admission
  • Official high school transcripts
    • An overall weighted GPA of 80 with successful completion of high school graduation requirements and three years of math, history, english, and science.

Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Standardized SAT/ACT test scores
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Transfer Admission Required Review Criteria:

  • Submitted application for admission
    • Applications are free of charge and can be found on our apply webpage.
  • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5

 Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Coursework relevant to major of interest
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Curriculum

Course requirements

Find detailed course information for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.

General Education Requirements 30
Liberal Arts and Science Electives 27
Total Credits for Major 63
Total Credits 120

Course Requirements for the Major

ACC-211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC-212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC-417 Personal Computers for Accountants 3
ACC-444 Accounting Internship 3
MGT-304 Communicating in Organizations 3
LAW-303 Business Law I 3
LAW-304 Business Law II 3
ECO-201 Macroeconomics 3
ECO-202 Microeconomics 3
ECO-207 Statistics 3
MGT-411 International Business 3
ACC-311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC-312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC-321 Tax Accounting 3
ACC-322 Cost Accounting 3
ACC-401 Auditing 3
ACC-404 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC-421 Corporate Finance 3
ECO-328 Money and Banking 3
Select two of the following electives: 6
ACC-390
Special Topics in Accounting Special Topics in Accounting  
ACC-403
Accounting Theory & Application  
ACC-420
Accounting CPA Problems  
Total Credits 63
 

Internships

Internships

If you're interested in beginning your professional career immediately after graduation, the numerous internship opportunities available to Accounting students will allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom into practice through hands-on, real-world experiences. It will provide you with the valuable on-the-job experience employers are looking for while allowing you to investigate a wide range of career experiences and build the kinds of professional contacts that often prove invaluable after graduation.

Because we understand the importance of putting theory into practice, we've structured the Accounting Bachelor's Degree program to integrate internship experiences into the curriculum, allowing you to put what you learn in the classroom into practice immediately. This integration allows you to receive an education that emphasizes both academic rigor and practical experience in a supportive environment that recognizes the demands of accounting and business professionals.

As a student in D'Youville's accounting major, you'll benefit from dynamic internships with high-profile companies. Recent placements include:

Careers

Careers

Because a bachelor's degree in accounting can lead to almost limitless career possibilities, D'Youville's program offers flexibility so that you can explore related areas and find your career interest.

Today's organizations are seeking employees with the ability to solve complex business problems. Because accountants make decisions based on information, employers value job seekers who can assist companies with key strategic decisions.

Potential positions for graduates of the bachelor's degree program may include positions in business, government or education, including:

  • Financial analyst for a corporation
  • Tax expert for law firms
  • Commercial banks

If you're interested in becoming a CPA, our 5-Year accounting and international business (BS/MS) can be an option. You'll earn your bachelor's and master's degree in less time, getting you in your career a year before other graduates. You'll save money because you'll pay undergraduate tuition for your graduate study. And you can keep your undergraduate scholarship for all five years.

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