The Bachelor of Science in Accounting at University of the Pacific is a four-year degree that includes study of all functional areas of accounting including financial, managerial, cost, auditing, federal income tax and accounting information systems. Graduates of the program are fully prepared to enter accounting careers in the corporate, governmental and not-for-profit areas.
The program consists of 128 hours of coursework, and positions those graduates who desire licensure as certified public accountants to continue their studies.
In addition to the general education courses required by the University, the Bachelor of Science in Accounting curriculum requires a set of preprofessional skills courses in the areas of communication, mathematics and economics. Many of these courses also satisfy certain general education requirements. Students also progress through a series of courses in core business areas such as accounting, management, marketing and finance. In their junior year, students begin their intermediate accounting studies, and end the program with a series of advanced accounting courses including auditing, advanced financial accounting, cost accounting, and income tax accounting.