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Accounting is one of several Business and Public Policy (BUSP) degrees offered at YHC. The BUSP department trains students on how to run a business in a world governed by policy and how to create policies with the business world in mind.

The Business and Public Policy majors are all built on the same liberal arts core and common business core. These majors have been designed with the intent to allow students to double major within the BUSP areas. Students are encouraged to do so.

What classes will you take?

  • A diverse set of classes in the liberal arts core
  • A large business core of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and public policy
  • Major classes in accounting, including:
    • Intermediate accounting: Gain a comprehensive knowledge of financial accounting theory and principles, including current financial statement measurement and disclosure concepts/standards
    • Federal taxes: Learn basic federal income tax information, including concepts of taxation applicable to all taxable entities, but primarily relating to individuals  
    • Auditing: Learn assurance services with a focus on the audit of financial statements, including the concepts of evidence, materiality and risk


What can you do with an accounting major?

Accounting prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options, including entry-level jobs in accounting and/or other financial-related positions in a variety of industries. Twenty credits of higher-level accounting courses satisfies the state requirement to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Further pursuit of graduate school and a Master of Accountancy may satisfy the educational requirements to become a licensed CPA.

View the Bachelor of Science in Accounting curriculum*

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