Bachelor of Science Degree
The bachelor of science degree in accounting at Hilbert combines specialized accounting courses, general business courses, and a strong liberal arts foundation. Both theory and application are incorporated into this major, including outstanding internship opportunities at various businesses and organizations throughout Western New York. Three distinctive tracks are available in the B.S. accounting degree program - commercial, economic crime investigation and Certified Public Accountant.
Specialized accounting courses include financial accounting, cost accounting, individual and corporate taxation, advanced intermediate accounting, advanced accounting and auditing.
The accounting degree can lead to careers in private or governmental accounting, as well as in banking, finance, other business specialties and law enforcement. As a bachelor-level student, you will be well prepared to continue your education in an approved 150-hour or graduate-level program to meet the education requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA exam and eventual licensure. The CPA exam, which is national in scope, prepares you for the practice of public accountancy. Note, however, that before becoming licensed, you must also meet certain employment experience requirements as required by New York State and most other states.
Associate in Applied Science Degree
With an associate in applied science degree in accounting, you will have the professional skills needed for an entry-level accountant position. You will receive a strong foundation in accounting and a broad background in various areas of business such as management information systems, business law and management.
You may enter the accounting field as a bookkeeper, accounting clerk or assistant. The associate degree also gives you the option to continue your accounting studies at the bachelor-level.