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Review the recommended sequence of courses. Please see the current WVU Undergraduate Catalog for complete course descriptions.

Career Profile

A graduate with a degree in accounting has many career options, including controllers, financial officers, certified public accountants, managerial accountants, budget analysts, internal auditors, tax accountants, public administration officers, financial fraud investigators and other executives.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

BCOR 199 Introduction to Business CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications MATH 126 College Algebra SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology HIST 101 Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1600

Senior Year

ACCT 441 Income Tax Accounting 1 ACCT 461 Accounting for Nonbusiness Entities BCOR 320 Legal Environment of Business COMM 305 Appreciation of the Motion Picture POLS 364 American Foreign Relations

By the Numbers

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English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The College of Business and Economics has held continuous accreditation by AACSB International since 1954. This accreditation assures students and prospective employers that the College’s programs adhere to the highest standards of excellence in nationally recognized business programs. Of the more than 2,000 business programs in the country, 530 hold AACSB business accreditation.

Alumni Profiles

Adrienne Crutch

Adrienne Crutch earned dual bachelor's degrees in accounting and animal and veterinary sciences in 1997 and a master's degree in professional accounting in 2002. She’s a senior manager with Dixon Hughes Goodman in Morgantown.

Denise Pacofsky

Denise Pacofsky grew up in Vienna, W.Va., and graduated magna cum laude in accounting from WVU in 1993. She is a partner with Deloitte LLP and lives in New York City. She is a kick boxer, has climbed mountains in Borneo and South Africa, bungee jumped in New Zealand, paraglided in the Swiss Alps and works with some very powerful people on issues of international accounting and finance.

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