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2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

Accounting, BS

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The goals of the Accounting major are to:

  1. Provide the graduate with an excellent background for a variety of alternative careers in the accounting profession - as the current curriculum provides the foundation for employment in the public, private, governmental, or other not-for-profit sectors;
  2. Provide the graduate with the educational prerequisites required for the certified public accountant examination, certified internal auditor examination, and a host of other professional titles related to accounting and taxation; and
  3. Provide the graduate with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and background to successfully pursue graduate studies in Accounting, Business Administration, Hospital and Healthcare Administration, Law, or any graduate program to which accounting provides an excellent educational background.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will behave in a manner that is consistent with the character and standards of the discipline of accounting, as well as the norms of the environment in which the graduate will interact;
  2. Students will influence, inspire, and motivate individuals and groups to achieve results;
  3. Students will give and exchange information within a meaningful context and with appropriate delivery;
  4. Students will effectively control the course of a multi-dimensional, multi-step undertaking;
  5. Students will commit to continual technological learning that will enhance the development and application of other personal competencies; and
  6. Students will acquire new skills and determine how new technologies should be best incorporated into accounting practices.

The Major in Accounting Requires:

General Education Required Courses: 44
Business Core Required Courses: 50
Accounting Required Courses: 24
Free Electives: 3
TOTAL: 121 hours


A minimum of 121 HOURS needed to graduate

Quantitative Literacy (3 Hrs.)

Information Technology (3 Hrs.)

Personal and Career Development (8 Hrs.)

(Collegiate Success Skills, Personal Awareness, and Career Exploration)

Accounting Requirements (24 Hrs.)

Free Electives (3 Hrs.)

Courses of your choice

Degree Requirements

Student Name:

Use this Program Map to choose courses with your advisor and track your progress towards milestones and completion of the program.

Department Information

Katherine R. Whitaker, DBA
Department Chair of Business & Entrepreneurship
Assistant Professor of Business
St. James Building, Room 133 Office: (803) 780-1069

Faculty Advisor Information

Professor Alicia Davis, Ed. S
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Accounting Program Coordinator
St. James Building, Room 126 Office: (803) 780-1084

Program Specific

A minimum of 24 credit hours is required for a major in Accounting and maintain a minimum grade of “C” or better in all Core required courses.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

Total: 17

Total: 15

Total: 14

Total: 14

Total: 13

8th Semester

Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 121

Career Information

Accountants have stable and rewarding careers. Accountants play a crucial role in the success of large corporations, small businesses, and government agencies around the world, which translates into consistently high demand and competitive salaries. If you’re considering an accounting career, you will need a strong aptitude for mathematics and analysis, as well as a good business sense and the ability to focus on details. An accounting degree opens the door to many attractive positions, and it can also serve as an important prerequisite for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification and other advanced degrees and certifications.

Accounting ranks high on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Jobs” list.

  • Best Business Jobs: #7
  • Best STEM Jobs: #8
  • The 100 Best Jobs: #36

Positions in the field

  • Corporate Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Corporate Controller
  • Corporate Auditor
  • Corporate Tax Manager
  • Corporate Compliance Analyst
  • Corporate Financial or Budget Analyst
  • Financial Reporting Analyst
  • Public Tax Accountant
  • Public Auditor

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