Accounting, B.A.

An accounting major is an excellent route toward success in a business career. Opportunities are plentiful across a wide array of professions.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s liberal arts approach to education emphasizes communication skills and exposure to the arts, sciences and humanities. This combination of specialized emphasis in accounting with the general benefits of a liberal arts education equips aspiring accountants with the necessary tools to succeed in the workplace.

As an accounting major, you have the opportunity to take courses that prepare you for the CPA exams and certification, while also having the opportunity to gain experience through internships.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the accounting sector is growing and features a salary nearly double the national average.

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Learning Inside & Outside the Classroom

The College of Business and Economics provides accounting majors access to many out-of-class opportunities in business, including student organizationsstudy abroad, community outreach and undergraduate research within a course or independently with a faculty mentor.

  • Internships

    Qualifying senior accounting majors are eligible for one or two-semester accounting internships. As an accounting firm intern, you are given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience outside of the classroom.

  • Career Opportunities

    An accounting major is an excellent route toward success in a business career. Opportunities are plentiful across a wide array of professions. It is an evolving and exciting field, given the rapid changes in public policy, technology, globalization and market change. Options include public accounting, tax accounting, corporate accounting and bookkeeping, public sector and non-profit accounting and auditing.

    LR’s accounting major is designed to prepare students for entry into the profession, for sitting for the CPA exams and certification, and for continuing forward with graduate education.

    The Career and Professional Development Center can help you discover your true personality, explore academic majors and career options, assess your strengths and weaknesses, find internships and part-time work and prepare for life after graduation.

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Hannah Evans

The accounting program truly prepares you for a successful career after graduation. I was able to find employment before I even graduated.

Hannah Evans '20, Accounting/Finance


Lenoir-Rhyne is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The B.A. in Accounting is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 


Major Requirements

Transfer Policy

A student may transfer in the following:

  1. the common Business core courses except for Ìý²¹²Ô»å no more than 6 credit hours from , , , , and .
  2. no more than 6 credit hours from the required major courses.


Students in the College of Business & Economics may elect to pursue honors work. To be eligible for honors, students must:

  • have a 3.2 cumulative GPA;
  • have a 3.5 GPA in the major; and
  • have completed Ìý²¹²Ô»å , , Ìý²¹²Ô»å  or have been invited to apply by the faculty of the College of Business & Economics;
  • have successfully complete Ìý²¹²Ô»å  as honors courses;
  • have successfully complete  concurrently with BUS 450, which includes a specific business written analysis report and an oral presentation to the faculty of the College of Business & Economics.

The major in Accounting provides specialized accounting training augmented by the courses in the business core. The combination of the specialized information and the common body of knowledge provide the aspiring accountant the necessary tools for the workplace. For the Accounting student desiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), additional courses are available as electives at the undergraduate and graduate level. The graduate is eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accounting examination and the Certified Management Accounting examination upon completion of the program and courses required by The Examining Body. Career possibilities exist in public accounting practice, corporate accounting and finance, and governmental operations. The Accounting major earns a B. A. degree. Course requirements for the Accounting major are as follows:

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