Department of Accountancy

Clarion University's Accounting program prepares students, like you, to succeed in accounting and other business professions.  The department's experienced faculty is enhanced by small class sizes which will prepare you for professional success or graduate education in a variety of business disciplines. 

New merit scholarship programs are available to recognize the academic achievement of high school seniors entering Clarion.

Accounting Programs

The following programs of study are available:

New! - M.S. in Accounting (macc)

The M.S. in Accounting (MAcc) degree prepares students for careers in corporate and public accounting as well as satisfying the education requirement to sit for the CPA exam in almost any state.

Employment opportunities include the "big four" and other CPA firms and industry, government, and not-for-profit organization.

Accounting Careers

Accounting is an exciting and challenging profession that continues to be transformed by current events, globalization, and information technology.  Such forces are changing the nature of accounting work and adding to the already large number of job opportunities.  Ongoing changes to the regulatory environment, including tax laws, also create wide-ranging opportunities for accountants in a variety of locations across the world.

There are many different types of accountants including:

  • Public
  • Corporate
  • Non-profit
  • Forensic 
  • Government


During the past few years, Clarion University's Accounting degree has been honored with a large number of prestigious badges, some of which appear here.


A successful internship program provides a variety of internship positions.  The department continuously achieves a high professional placement rate for graduates as well.  Recent accounting graduates have gone to work for a range of organizations.

Department Contacts

Dr. Anthony Grenci, Chair
334 Still Hall
+1 814 393 2628

Ms. Lori Klepfer, Secretary
339 Still Hall
+1 814 393 2628

Case callout

students take first at CASE

Clarion University accounting students placed first in the IIA-PICPA Internal Audit Case Competition when they competed against 19 other collegiate teams in the IIA-PICPA Internal Audit Case Competition.

Last Updated 3/9/20