The department offers two tracks for accounting majors - one for general accounting and one for public accounting.
Students planning a career in public accounting should complete the 150-credit public accounting major. The department offers all the accounting courses required for taking the CPA examination. With careful planning, both accounting tracks can be completed in four years and therefore, the cost of completing a graduate program would not be necessary. Students who wish to major in the area of professional accounting should contact a member of the accounting faculty early in their careers, since this program requires a special sequence of courses. Any student contemplating taking the CPA exam in a state other than Michigan should consult with their advisor no later than the first semester of their junior year. Students planning a career in industrial accounting, governmental or not-for-profit accounting, or banking and finance need to complete the traditional 126-credit program. Internships are available in both private and public sectors.
The general accounting major consists of 62-63 credits in both departmental and non-departmental courses.