The Accounting Major (BS)

Associate Professor: Angela Buchanan
Assistant Professor: Lin Nanying

The Accounting Major provides students with the accounting and business knowledge needed to sit for the CPA exam (NOTE: See state licensure requirements for full requirements to sit for the CPA exam and licensure in your state).

Accounting is a diverse dynamic field with many opportunities in private practice, industry, and government. All organizations hire accountants to maintain vital business and financial information needed to run the organization and to maintain compliance with rules and regulations mandated by the profession and government.

The Accounting Major prepares students to sit for the CPA Exam. In addition to the following required 30 upper-division Accounting credits, students are required to complete the 37 Business Core credits, for a total of 67 credits.

NOTE: To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Lyon College,
students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours comprised of
our required Core curriculum (44-48 hours), the requirements of at least one major (credit
hours vary per major), and a selection of our Liberal Arts electives. They must also earn at
least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all work taken at Lyon College and a 2.00
cumulative grade point average in their major, minor, and concentration.

Accounting Major Electives

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44 - 48
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