Accounting is central to any business — that's why good accountants are always in demand. At Marietta, you'll learn from faculty who are certified public accountants, and you will gain a foundation in business as well as the technical aspects of accounting. You’ll enjoy opportunities that you won’t find in many other undergraduate programs, such as working with outside practitioners as you conduct an independent research project; many of our students have presented and published their work. Our close ties to universities in China and Brazil also allow you to study and work in a major emerging market for up to a year.

We have an extensive network of internship partners in public and private accounting, business and industry, nonprofits and government. Many students spend the spring of their junior year in a full-time internship; in all cases, these have led to job offers. Recent internship sites and employers include the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Caterpillar, Sherwin-Williams, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ball Corporation.

Choose either our accounting major or our 150-hour public accounting major, which will qualify you to take the Certified Public Accountant Examination immediately upon graduation.

Sample Four-Year Schedule

First Year (Fall Semester)
Computer Science 110 Computing in Business 3 credit hours
Economics 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credit hours
Writing 102 College Composition 3 credit hours
History 101 U.S. History, The First Century 3 credit hours
PIO 101 Pioneer Path I 2 credit hours
PIO 102 Student Engagement 1 credit hour
Semester Credit Hours   16 credit hours
 
First Year (Spring Semester)
Economics 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credit hours
Accounting 201 Intro to Management Accounting 3 credit hours
Communication 203 Fundamentals of Communication 3 credit hours
Secondary Concentration Course   3 credit hours
Mathematics 123 Practical Statistics 3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Second Year (Fall Semester)
Accounting 202 Intro to Financial Accounting 3 credit hours
Accounting 203 General Ledger Software Lab 1 credit hours
Management Information Systems 220 Management Information Systems 3 credit hours
Music 101 Intro to Western Music 3 credit hours
Secondary Concentration Course   3 credit hours
PIO 201 Pioneer Path II 3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   16 credit hours
 
Second Year (Spring Semester)
Secondary Concentration Course   3 credit hours
Marketing 201 Principles of Marketing 3 credit hours
Theatre 106 Acting I 3 credit hours
Psychology 101 Intro to Psychology 3 credit hours
Art History 162 Design Appreciation 3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Third Year (Fall Semester)
Accounting 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credit hours
Accounting 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3 credit hours
Secondary Concentration Course Federal Income Taxation 3 credit hours
Chinese 101 Chinese Level I 3 credit hours
Leadership 305/Junior Core Business Ethics 3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Third Year (Spring Semester)
Accounting 303 Intermediate Accounting III 3 credit hours
Accounting 320 Accounting Information Systems 3 credit hours
Accounting 420 Federal Income Taxing 3 credit hours
Secondary Concentration Course Concepts of Gender 3 credit hours
Chinese 102 Chinese Level II 3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Fourth Year (Fall Semester)
Accounting 401 Advanced Accounting 3 credit hours
Accounting 410 Auditing 3 credit hours
Accounting 421 Advanced Federal Income Taxation 3 credit hours
Accounting 497 Internship in Accounting 3 credit hours
Writing 305 Business Writing 3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Fourth Year (Spring Semester)
Accounting 311 Cost Accounting 3 credit hours
Accounting 460 Accounting Research 3 credit hours
Communication 420 Business Communication Seminar 3 credit hours
Secondary Concentration Course   3 credit hours
Energy Systems 101 Energy Resources and Utilization 4 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   16 credit hours

 

* Remember that this schedule should just be seen as a guide toward your Accounting degree. Your schedule can be adjusted to accommodate a second major and/or minors at the College. You will work with your academic advisor to ensure that you graduate on schedule and with classes that most interest you and lead you toward the career path that you are working to achieve.

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