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BS Accounting

What is Accounting?
Accounting is the language of business that defines transactions so that they can be used to describe business activities in a commonly understood format. Learn the language, and you can communicate and understand the financial operations of any and all types of organizations. 


Opportunities in Accounting

Areas: Auditing, Corporate Accounting, Government Accounting, Information Systems, Tax Planning/Compliance, Assurance and Tax

Employers: Public Accounting Firms, Government Agencies, Banks/Financial Institutions, Energy Companies, Healthcare Industry, Manufacturing Companies, Consulting Practices, Service Companies

Professions: ​Tax Professional, External Auditor, Financial Accountant, Financial Manager, Budget Director, Internal Auditor, Investment Stategist, Entrepreneur

BS in Accounting

The bachelor of accounting is a 120-hour program with several learning objectives for students:

  • Technical competence in financial accounting, taxation, and auditing
  • Show proficiency in accounting technologies
  • Demonstrate research skills
  • Create well-written documents on accounting topics
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation on an accounting topic
  • Defend proposed solutions to accounting problems
  • Work effectively in a team environment to generate an acceptable solution to an accounting problem
  • Work productively and professionally with co-workers and supervisors to accomplish job tasks

Eligibility for CPA License

The Department of Accounting offers both bachelor's (120 hours) and master's (30 hours) degrees​, allowing students to earn a graduate degree while completing the required 150 hours to be eligible to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

LSU Honors College

LSU Honors College provides the opportunity for exceptional students to earn the upper-division honors distinction along with the bachelor's in accounting.

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Laura D. Wiley
Undergraduate Advisor
E. J. Ourso College of Business
Louisiana State University
2800D Business Education Complex North
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6227

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