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Clarion University's Accounting program prepares students, like you, to succeed in accounting and finance professions.  The department’s experienced faculty is enhanced by small class sizes which will prepare you for graduate education in accounting, business and law. Students stay connected and grow in the accounting field by joining the Accounting Club.

Other Program Opportunities

The Accounting Department offers a part-time Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting completely online. The program is designed around the working student who desires to pick up 2-3 classes each term and during the summer. Students acquire the same accounting skills as on-campus students yet have the convenience of online instruction.

There also is an option of a five-year CPA licensure.

A CPA license requires:

  • Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (four-year accounting major)

  • Completion of the Master of Business Administration (one additional year)

Completing those two degrees in five years, will help you obtain the 150-credit hours necessary for CPA licensure in Pennsylvania.


  • The department also offers Continuing Professional Education seminars for practitioners through the Center for Accounting Education and Research.   

  • An on-line CPA Exam Eligibility Program permits non-accountants to become eligible to sit for the CPA Exam.  To find out more go here.

Earn an MBA

Students interested in obtaining CPA licensure and an MBA may do so in our five-year course of study. This plan requires completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (four-year accounting major) along with the Master of Business Administration (one additional year).

 The MBA program also enables undergraduate accounting students to fulfill the 150-credit hour requirement for Pennsylvania CPA licensure. To learn more about earning your MBA click here.


A number of scholarships are available to qualified accounting students through the Accounting Department Foundation account, as well as other external organizations.