Why Study Accounting?
General Education Requirements: 37 – 38 hoursFull Program Requirements
Business Core Courses: 45 hours
Accounting Core Courses: 18 Hours
Accounting Selectives: 9 hours
Electives: 10 – 11 hours
Total: 120 hours
rely on accountants to inform financial decisions ranging from overall budget
to tax savings. Governors State’s Bachelor
of Science in Accounting will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to
enter the accounting profession in the public, private, and government sectors.
In your core business courses, you will also learn how increasingly globalized
markets affect financial and tax scenarios.
To earn your
CPA certificate in the State of Illinois, you will need 150 college credit
hours. Earn both your needed credits and a graduate degree through GSU’s
coordinated 150-hour B.S. and M.S. in
Reach your career goals.
GSU’s Accounting program have entered positions both in local firms and Big
Four firms, such as Deloitte. Many students receive real-world
preparation through internship placements—in 2018, five out of 25 Mary T.
Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program recipients were GSU accounting
conditions create high demand for accountants, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics
projects to grow by 10% over the next decade.
Amanda Spayer, a current student in the Accounting (B.S.) program, is the 2019 Lincoln Laureate because of her display of academic excellence and outstanding leadership; she currently holds a 4.0 GPA and a position as the president of the Account, Finance, and Economics Club.
Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (UAAC)