Students majoring in Accountancy must complete a minimum of 120 hours and must satisfy the General Studies, Business Core, and Accountancy requirements. This program provides the student with an intensive study of accounting that will qualify him or her to pursue various career opportunities within the accounting profession. Strong emphasis is placed on the use of microcomputers to solve accounting problems. To graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree program, the student must have a minimum 2.75 grade-point average in all Accounting (ACCT) courses taken at Bluefield State College.
Students planning to sit for the West Virginia Certified Public Accountant examination must complete 150 credit hours. All of the specific courses required are included in the B.S. in Accountancy program. Students graduating with the B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting Major) need to be sure to take BUSN 302 Business Law for Professional Accountants as an elective and ACCT 430 Advanced Accounting, ACCT 350 Advanced Taxation, and ACCT 431 Auditing Principles as their ACCT 300/400 electives. Students should consult their academic advisor should they have any questions about programmatic requirements.
Students must take at least 50% of all 300- and 400-level courses in the Business Core and the Accountancy Component at Bluefield State College.