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.

Big Numbers
  • 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

Accounting at Calvin

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 accounting

  • 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


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