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ADCS: Accounting, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) degree offered through Saint Francis University's Shields School of Business and the Office of Adult Degree and Continuing Studies combines a broad liberal arts curriculum with specific career-focused coursework to provide students with a firm professional preparation in the context of contemporary society. 

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    Accounting: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration  

    Accounting Program TileThe program prepares individuals to enter private, public, or governmental accounting in a variety of fields including financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxes, and financial analysis. Courses may be taken in the classroom with the majority online as an option as well.

    The major core includes courses in accounting, statistics, business law, economics, and management. The liberal studies courses provide a traditional liberal arts foundation.

  • Major Requirements ( 21 Credits )
    • ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I
    • ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II
    • ACCT 303 - Advanced Accounting I
    • ACCT 305 - Cost Accounting
    • ACCT 403 - Federal Income Taxes I
    • ACCT 407 – Auditing
    • Accounting elective (3 credits)
    • Accounting elective (3 credits)

     

    Common Business Core (48 Credits)
    • ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting
    • ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting
    • BLAW 301 - Legal Environment of Business
    • BUS 101 - Wall Street 101: Business in a Global Society
    • CPSC 101 - Introduction to Computer Systems
    • ECON 101 - Principles of Economics I
    • ECON 102 - Principles of Economics II
    • ENGL 208 - Writing and Communicating in Business
    • FIN 202 - Finance
    • MGMT 101 - Principles of Management
    • MGMT 102 - Production/Operations Management
    • MKTG 302 - Marketing
    • MGMT 401 - Strategic Management
    • SPCH 103 - Speech Fundamentals and Public Speaking
    • STAT 301 - Quantitative Business Analysis I
    • STAT 302 - Quantitative Business Analysis II

     

    Liberal Studies Core Requirements (42 Credits)
    • CORE 114 - ADCS Seminar *may be waived with special permission from ADCS Dept.
    • ENGL 103 - Writing for a Discipline 
    • ENGL 104 - Introduction to Literature 
    • MATH 111 - Finite Mathematics 
    • PHIL 205 - Discovering Philosophy  
    • PHIL 313 - Business Ethics 
    • RLST 205 - Faith and Franciscanism 
    • CORE 407 - General Education Keystone Seminar 
    • FNAR elective (3 credits)  
    • LANG elective (3 credits) (102 or higher)  
    • HIST elective (3 credits) 
    • Diversity/ Communications elective (3 credits) Choose one: PHIL 312, PHIL 330, RLST 308,
    • PHIL 308, or LANG 103 (if not taken as the language requirement)  
    • SCI elective (3 credits)  
    • SOC SCI elective (3 credits) Choose one: PLSC 102 , PLSC 103 , PSYC 101 , SOC 101 , SOC 102 , SOC 202  

     

    Free Electives (14 Credits)

    14 Free Electives

    Can be any courses taken at another accredited post-secondary institution that did not fit into the required courses as outlined above. As well, can be any courses taken at Saint Francis to support pursuit of a minor or other student interest.

  • Career Outcomes

    Accounting graduates have obtained careers as:

    • Staff Accountants
    • Financial Analysts
    • Patient Accounting Supervisors
    • Production Planners
    • Financial Consultants
    • Accounting Specialists
    • Auditors
    • Tax Coordinators, Accountants
    • And More!!

    Some of the companies that have hired our Accounting Graduates include:

    • Lockheed Martin Company
    • Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center 
    • Veeder Root
    • Young, Oakes, Brown and Company
    • Concurrent Technologies Corporation
    • Tafco Manufacturing Products
    • PA Department of Labor & Industries
    • PNC
    • New Enterprise Stone and Lime 
    • Wessel & Company
    • And Many Others!!