Accounting (B.S.) Major

B.S. in Accounting

Are you a numbers person? Do you want to embark on a successful career in business? A B.S. in Accounting will help you gain a deep understanding of how money is spent within a business and how those expenditures affect the organization as a whole. Accounting is a rigorous and demanding field, and our curriculum strengthens students’ problem-solving and analysis skills to prepare them for a career dedicated to improving how any business—private, public, or nonprofit—functions.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing this major must complete the requirements linked below.

Why Choose This Degree?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, entry-level candidates with a bachelor’s degree in accounting earn an average of just over $65,000 annually. And with a 13 percent projected growth rate, and an estimated 1.6 million jobs by 2022, the future for accountants and auditors is very bright, indeed.

Why Earn it at Greensboro College?

At Greensboro College, earning a B.S. in Accounting means you will work very closely with our faculty as they assist in navigating your academic and professional career.  The individualized attention you receive from the staff is unparalleled.  There are also various internship opportunities.

What Can I Do After Graduation?

A B.S. in Accounting from Greensboro College leads to flexible career options including tax, auditing, consulting, or general practice.  In addition, students will be equipped to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting exam or continue their education with a graduate degree.

In recent years, Greensboro College has placed students at Lincoln Financial, Truist Bank, North Carolina Department of Revenue, and Signature Properties, as well as local and regional accounting firms.

With the addition of the Business Analytics Minor, the opportunity for employment will increase even more. Below is the earning potential for several positions which you can earn with an Accounting degree: 

  • Accountant 74K
  • Certified Public Accountant 77k
  • Controller 89k
  • Finance Director 115k
  • Finance Manager 99k
  • Tax Manager 98k

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.