Majors in Accounting

  • Accounting students and Professor Martha Armstrong work on an audit

    PREPARING FOR A TAX AUDIT—AND A CAREER:  Professor Martha Ann Armstrong and students Dwayne Scott Jr., Raven Sams, Yao Wang, and Jack George begin a practice case by going over documents typically used in a tax audit—checkbooks, 1099s, tax forms, and historical stock listings.

    Get Classroom Learning and Real-World Expertise in a Tech Environment

    Affordable, well-rounded, real-world, technologically advanced, flexible—these are some of the words used to describe the Accounting, BS program at IUP.

    You get the balanced education you need to succeed in accounting. You can also double major in related fields such as finance and legal studies, management information systems, management, and marketing. This major also provides students with the opportunity to participate in the Business Honors Program.

    Accounting, BS

    • Prepare for multiple accounting career options
    • Gain instruction on statistics, tax laws, financial systems analysis, cost accounting, auditing, and more
    • Learn about financial reporting system design and analysis, managerial accounting, taxation, and nonprofit accounting
    • Develop skills needed to pursue higher degrees or certification


    • We recognize the value of real-world experience and recommend that all of our majors get internships.
    • We work with many businesses and organizations not only in the region but also in other parts of the country to create internship opportunities for our students. If you work hard, you will get an internship that uses your accounting skills.
    • You could get 3–6 credits for your internship experience.

    Leading Accounting Program in Western Pennsylvania 

    Our program has AACSB accreditationYou’ll study in one of the largest and most qualified accounting facilities in western Pennsylvania, but your major classes will average fewer than 30 students. 

    Our curriculum and the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology are accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—the premier accrediting body for collegiate business programs.