Public Accounting

Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Public Accounting

Majoring in accounting prepares you for an exciting accounting career within public accounting, corporations, government and with nonprofit organizations. A very large demand exists for students to enter this profession. Accountants provide a service by providing economic information for decisions that are made by investors and creditors as well as business managers. Major certification available to the accounting professional are: CPA, CMA and CIA. Since there are many career options in accounting, we offer two degree choices for our accounting majors. Your personal academic advisor can help you decide whether the coursework found in the Bachelor of Science of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree is best for your chosen career path. 

Core Requirements

Core Requirements


EN 112  Composition II   
PY 101  General Psychology
CS 210 Navigating Digital Society
BUSINESS CORE (Corporate Accounting Track):  
AC 201 Principles of Accounting I  
AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
BL 305 Legal Aspects of Business I
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics
EC 203 Principles of Macroeconomics 
EC 240 Statistical Analysis
FI 330 Finance
MG 321 Management  OR   
MG 322 Organizational Behavior & Development 
MK 310 Marketing
AC 250 Accounting Issues   
AC 355 Cost Accounting   
AC 361 Intermediate Accounting I  
AC 362 Intermediate Accounting II  
AC 365 Accounting Information Systems  
AC 370 Auditing   
AC 451 Tax Accounting I   
AC 452 Tax Accounting II   
AC 460 Advanced Accounting  
AC 475 Accounting Theory (Capstone)  
Six hours of AC/BU/CS/EC/LG electives   
 (Courses marked ** below may be used to fulfill these electives.)  
Must take Corporate Accounting requirements (business core and accounting)
Plus the following three courses:  
**BL 345 Legal Aspects of Business II  
**EC 241 Quantitative Analysis  
Upper Division Economics Course  

Curriculum Sheet - Public Accounting 2017-18

Curriculum Sheet - Public Accounting 2016-17

Career Opportunities - Public Accounting 

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Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

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