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The B.S. in Accounting program at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey, will equip you to enter a business, agency, or organization as an accountant, auditor, or other financial professional. It is the foundation to pursue graduate study in accounting or pass the CPA examination. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for accountants and auditors will grow by 10 percent between 2016 and 2026—faster than the average occupation.

The curriculum covers broad business and accounting perspectives, as well as technical accounting skills. Learn from accomplished professors and experienced professionals who deliver an experiential curriculum that enables you to gain analytical, management, communication, sales, and business development skills.


Full-Time students receive some form of aid


Student to faculty ratio


Financial aid awarded annually by GCU

Over $23k

Average awarded annually per undergraduate student

Top 20%

Overall mobility index

To earn this degree, students must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, students must successfully complete 120 credits which includes the business core, which is 45 credits in accounting, business, and economics coursework, plus additional courses in accounting as follows:

Business Core Courses 3,4
AC171Principles of Financial Accounting3.0
AC172Principles of Managerial Accounting3.0
EC181Principles of Macroeconomics 13.0
EC182Principles of Microeconomics 13.0
BU121Quantitative Business Concepts 1,23.0
BU211Business Law3.0
BU213Mgmt Theory & Org. Behavior3.0
BU221Business Statistics & Probability3.0
IS224Introduction to Business Analytics3.0
FIN235Introduction to Finance3.0
MK241Principles of Marketing3.0
BU350Internship & Career Preparation1.0
BU491Business Strategies & Policy3.0
Accounting Major Courses
CS120Introduction to Python1.0
AC272Intermediate Accounting I3.0
AC273Intermediate Accounting II3.0
IS312Data Analytics for Business3.0
or CS212 Data Analytics for Business
BU319Business & Professional Ethics 13.0
AC371Accounting Information Systems 43.0
AC372Cost Accounting & Budgetary Control3.0
IS422Enterprise Cybersecurity3.0
AC471Individual Federal Taxation3.0
AC472Entity Federal Taxation3.0
AC473Fund & Advanced Accounting3.0
AC478Auditing with Data Analytics3.0
Total Credits73.0

Course may also satisfy a General Education requirement.


BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts may be waived if the student has achieved a B or better in MA109 College Algebra, MA110 Precalculus, or MA115 Calculus I.


Accounting majors are exempt from the BU242/CM251/CM252 requirement from the business core.


AC371 Accounting Information Systems satisfies the IS320 Management Information Systems requirement from the business core.

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Add financial expertise to your list of skills with a minor in accounting from GCU. Gain a broad overview of best practices and regulations in the accounting arena.

Minor Sequence

Up to two three-credit courses (six credits total) may double-count for a student’s major, other minor, or general education requirements and the accounting minor. 

The Minor in Accounting requires 18 credits from:

AC171Principles of Financial Accounting3.0
AC172Principles of Managerial Accounting3.0
AC272Intermediate Accounting I3.0
AC273Intermediate Accounting II3.0
AC471Individual Federal Taxation3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Accounting Information Systems
Entity Federal Taxation
Fund & Advanced Accounting
Total Credits18.0

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.
  1. Before you begin your internship, schedule an appointment at to meet with Theodora Sergiou, Internship and Student Development Coordinator for the School of Business and Digital Media (SBDM).
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract using CareerLink.
    • Go to
    • Select “I am a Student.” If this is your first time signing in, enter your GCU password and select “Activate” account to complete your profile and create a Careerlink password. If you have already set up a CareerLink profile, sign in using your GCU username and the CareerLink password you created for this account (not your GCU password).
    • Once logged on, select “Experiential Learning” from the action menu.
    • Complete the SBDM Approval Form online. Once approved, you will receive e-mail confirmation.
  3. Students register for the internship course by first requesting permission from Professor Sergiou in Self-Service, and then going back into Self-Service and completing registration.
    • Business majors will register for BU351.
    • Digital communication majors will register for CM405.
    • Graphic Design and Multimedia majors will register for GD429.
  4. During the internship, you should maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections. Regularly review your progress with the internship coordinator and employer.
  5. Toward the end of your internship and at least two weeks before the end of the semester, go back into CareerLink to submit the Internship Evaluation Form online.
  6. At the conclusion of the semester, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on your internship experience containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise;
    • a job description;
    • an explanation of how you achieved your learning objectives; and
    • and a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.

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