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Accounting

Accounting majors learn skills vital for every organization, from multi-national companies to government agencies and nonprofits. We provide the foundation you’ll need to prepare for professional tests like the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) examination.

By the numbers7

Accountants rank No. 7 in Best Business Jobs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).

Description

What is Accounting at WVU like?

Description

We have a rich heritage of producing successful accounting professionals and business leaders. Our graduates excel on professional examinations, and the majority who seek employment upon graduation are successful.

With a strong alumni network and a solid reputation among major accounting firms, we have an excellent record of placing students in the accounting profession.

At a Glance

Opportunities

What makes Accounting at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

  • A forensic accounting focus permeates most of our courses. Our faculty received a U.S. Department of Justice Grant to develop a forensic accounting curriculum for the U.S.
  • Tutoring is available through the Business Learning Resource Center, as well as a special program for ACCT 201 students that is led by recent students who were successful in the course.

Student Organizations

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Professional Organizations

Network with professionals in your field as a student member of:

  • West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Rankings

What is Accounting at WVU ranked?

Ranked7

Accountants rank No. 7 in Best Business Jobs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).

Ranked8

Accountants rank No. 8 in Best STEM Jobs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).

Ranked36

Accountants rank No. 36 in The 100 Best Jobs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).

Careers

What can you do with a degree in Accounting?

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Accounting major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

Graduates from this major have gone to work at:

Courses

What are the courses like in Accounting at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Accounting major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Cost

How much does Accounting at WVU cost?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Semester $5,124
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,248
Non-Resident
Per Semester $13,368
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,736
International
Per Semester $13,668
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,336
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Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the College of Business and Economics may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPAs and SAT/ACT test scores. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Accounting at WVU?

Program Requirements

In addition to meeting WVU's base admission standards, first-time freshmen must also meet one of these requirements for the 2017-18 academic year:

For direct admission to the College of Business and Economics:
  • ACT Math: 19
  • SAT Math: 500
For direct admission to the Accounting program:
  • GPA: 3.25
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT Math: 570

If you don't meet the requirements for WVU's Accounting major, check out some related programs.

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Accounting major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2018-19 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

I like this major. What are the next steps?

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