The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting prepares students for careers as professional accountants. Students completing this program are well prepared to begin professional careers in corporate accounting or internal auditing or to continue study at the graduate level.
Students planning to become Certified Public Accountants should note that the requirements for certification in South Carolina include 150 hours of collegiate education and completion of a bachelor’s degree. Other states have similar requirements. The faculty of the School of Accountancy believes these requirements are best met with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and completion of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) degree program. The MPAcc program also enhances the preparation of students pursuing accounting careers in areas of specialization such as assurance services and taxation.
Admission to the MPAcc program is separate from admission to the undergraduate program. It is based on the student’s undergraduate record and score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). For information, contact the School of Accountancy, 435 College of Business Building.
In addition to accounting and business courses, the Bachelor of Science curriculum is devoted to English, public speaking, mathematics, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. Thus, students in the accounting program obtain a broad-based education that not only gives them accounting expertise but also contributes to their proficiency in analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. Along with the general business accreditation held by the College, the Accounting degree program offered by the School of Accountancy is separately accredited by AACSB International, the only accrediting agency for accounting programs. Students wishing to change majors into the accounting program must have a 2.0 or higher Clemson/Bridge cumulative grade-point average.
1 See General Education Requirements . Note: Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement may also be satisfied by some of these courses.
2 ART 2100 , MUSC 2100 , or THEA 2100
3 Students planning to pursue the Master of Professional Accountancy degree program should take ACCT 4040 .
4 Any three-credit 3000-, 4000- or 8000-level course in ACCT or any three-credit 3000- or 4000-level course in ECON, FIN, LAW or MGT.
5 ECON 3100 , FIN 4110 , LAW 4200 , MGT 4230 , or MKT 4270
6 Internship completed in the summer between the junior and senior years may be completed for academic credit with prior approval.
7 MGT 4150 must be taken at Clemson University.
Note: At least 50 percent of the total credits taken in ACCT, ECON, FIN, LAW, MGT, and MKT must be taken at Clemson University.