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.

  • 2nd

    2nd highest CPA exam pass rate* among all Michigan colleges and universities (2016).

  • 8th

    8th highest CPA exam pass rate* among 294 medium-sized institutions nationwide (2016).

  • 34th

    34th highest CPA exam pass rate* out of 858 institutions of all sizes nationwide (2016).

*first-time test takers

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)

Cognates

(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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