The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program provides students with an intensive examination of all facets of Accounting and enables them to pursue various career opportunities within the profession. It also provides solid preparation for the CPA exam. Students in the B.S. Accountancy program must complete the General Studies curriculum, the 36 credit hours Business Core required for Accountancy majors and the Accountancy curriculum requirements. Students must have an aggregate 2.0 grade-point average in all Accounting (ACCT) courses taken at Bluefield State College in order to graduate with a B.S. in Accountancy.
Once you’ve been accepted to Bluefield State through general admission, you can work with Bluefield State College's academic counselors to designate Accountancy as your degree program.
Your advisor will work with you throughout your academic journey to make sure you're on track to earn your degree. Earning the B.S. in Accountancy requires the following:
- Complete the General Studies curriculum
- Complete the required Business Core courses
- Complete the requirements of the Accountancy curriculum
- At least 50% of all 300- and 400-level courses in the Business Core and major/minor field of study must be completed within the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business
- Note: You will need to complete 150 hours in order to sit for the West Virginia CPA exam. The additional 30 hours do not necessarily have to be business/accounting courses, but these are recommended to better prepare you for the exam.
In addition to the Business core requirements, Accountancy core requirements and restricted Accounting electives (listed below), you must complete the following:
- Two business electives; these courses must be 200-level or above and permission of the Accounting faculty and/or Dean is required
- One additional elective course
After you’ve completed the necessary tax-related courses, you can participate in the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Over the years this highly successful community service program has assisted thousands of lower income residents throughout the College's service region.
All students majoring in Accountancy must take the Peregrine final exam.