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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Become your best self with a bachelor’s in accounting from Wheeling University.

What can you do with an accounting degree? In a word — everything! An accounting degree provides access to a wide variety of career opportunities. Whether you’re looking to become a personal financial planner or serve as an accountant for a nonprofit, our accounting program lays the groundwork to launch your career.

Wheeling’s ACBSP-accredited accounting degree is designed to prepare you for personal and professional success. Our accounting classes provide the foundational principles of accounting, as well as ethical business practices integral to contributing to the common good. With a bachelor’s in accounting from Wheeling, there’s nothing you can’t do!

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Accounting the Wheeling Way

Wheeling’s bachelor’s in accounting program offers student-centric accounting classes, ensuring you receive an education that benefits your future. Our small class sizes offer a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning you’ll get dedicated attention from accounting experts. You’ll also have a host of resources available, like our Experiential & Service Learning department. Explore opportunities for your accounting degree with our Career and Professional Development office or connect with nonprofits and put your accounting skills to work through our Community Service and Leadership office.

Why Earn Your Accounting Degree at Wheeling University?

Our accounting program at Wheeling focuses on career success while providing student-centric education. You’ll learn in a small class setting from accomplished accounting faculty, all while receiving a top-ranked education. Plus, our accounting courses include internship experiences, meaning you’ll graduate with the practical knowledge and the hands-on skills you need to succeed.

In-Field Accounting Faculty

All of Wheeling’s accounting faculty hold active CPA licenses to work in the accounting industry. Each member has also earned a Ph.D. in accounting and finance. That means you’re learning from in-field accounting experts!

Accelerated 3+2 Accounting Program

Earn both your bachelor’s and master’s in accounting in just five years with our accelerated graduate accounting degree program. You’ll enter the job market with advanced skills and knowledge, allowing you to maximize your earning potential.

Top-Ranked Education

In 2022, named Wheeling University the No. 1 Private University in West Virginia, the No. 2 Best College in West Virginia and the No. 2 Best Value College in West Virginia. Learn more about our top-ranked campus.

Wheeling University is known for producing graduates who are successful in their communities as ‘men and women in service to others.’ Through the prestige of Wheeling’s accounting and business administration programs, I was able to pave the way for my future public accounting career. By competing in Division II athletics and serving as a resident assistant, Wheeling instilled in me excellent leadership skills.

– Matthew Greenwood

What Can You Do With an Accounting Degree?

An accounting degree from Wheeling opens the door for success in a variety of career opportunities. Our bachelor’s in accounting prepares you to sit for the CPA exam, empowering you to join other Wheeling grads at top accounting firms like Ernst & Young. The accounting program also connects you with local businesses through partnerships, ensuring you have hands-on experience before you graduate.

Our accounting program prepares you for a variety of careers, like public accounting, not-for-profit organizations and government work. Our program also provides you with excellent preparation for any graduate work you pursue, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Law

Wheeling’s accounting classes are thoughtfully curated to ensure you receive the foundational knowledge and practical experience to succeed. Take courses like:

  • Tax Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting for Government and Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Business Law

Our bachelor’s in accounting also serves as the perfect foundation for students wanting to sit for the CPA exam, providing graduate-level accounting classes for students interested in taking the next step.

Jobs With an Accounting Degree

  • Accountant
  • Tax Preparation
  • Payroll Services
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Advisor
  • Business Analyst
  • Investment Advisor
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst

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