The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) degree is designed to be completed in four years, including an optional full-time Spring internship. Students may continue their studies at Calvin in the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program to complete the educational requirements of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

Equip yourself with the skills necessary to succeed

Calvin's accounting program provides excellent preparation to enter a field where strong analytical skills and ethics are essential to success. Program learning outcomes include:

  • Develop and analyze financial statements to support business decisions
  • Use and manage accounting and information systems to manage business performance
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles ethically as a faithful steward of resources
  • Serve a variety of stakeholders with timely, accurate and useful accounting and financial information

Discover how a major in accounting can be used in many different career paths

  • Start by discussing your vocational interests with an accounting faculty academic advisor
  • Develop professional knowledge and skills through business and accounting courses
  • Explore internships

Engage in experiential learning

  • Participate in Calvin Action Projects (CAP) and work in a team to solve problems for area businesses and nonprofit organizations
  • Consult for companies like Amway, Fifth Third Bank, Herman Miller, Steelcase, Stryker, and Wolverine World Wide
  • Explore the world through an interim (January term) abroad

Connect with employers

  • Interact with local, regional, and national employers
  • Get to know our alumni network, which expands across the United States and throughout the world, including Africa and Asia
  • Attend events like Accountants’ Night to identify and pursue jobs in accounting and finance

Course Requirements 2016-2017

(51–53 semester hours)


(14-17 semester hours)
  • ECON-221 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-222 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • One from:
    • ECON-325 Managerial Economics/Intermediate Microeconomics
    • ECON-326 Business Cycles and Forecasting/Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • ECON-331 Money and Financial Markets
    • One from:
    • One from:
      • IS-171 Computing with Spreadsheets
      • IS-175 Productivity Software

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