- 1According to the US Department of Treasury, a beginning salary for a CPA is approximately $80,000.
- 2The US Department of Labor asserts, “The continued globalization of business will lead to more demand for accounting expertise.”
- 3Accountants are given the freedom to decide where they want to work. Accountants typically work for public accounting firms, corporations, the government, or from home.
Why Study Accounting at Saint Joseph’s College?
As an Accounting student at SJC, you can choose one of two tracks:
- General Accountancy - our traditional Accounting major
- Certified Public Accountancy - a 150 credit hour degree that will allow you to prepare for the CPA exam and includes the Becker CPA Exam Review course
No discipline on campus places a greater portion of its students into full-time internships than Accounting. Students have held internships with:
- Crowe Horwath, LLP
- Ernst and Young, LLP
- First Source Financial
- Huth Thompson, LLP
- Franciscan Health - Rensselaer
- Katz, Sapper and Miller, LLP
- KPMG, LLP
- PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
- St. Anthony Medical Center
- Versos Partners
Dedication to Excellence
Our Accounting major is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to succeed in today's business environment. This is done through in-class and out-of-class experiences, including examining “real life” case studies, participating in on-campus leadership opportunities, and earning hands-on experience through internships. One of the highlights of our CPA track program is a 6-credit hour course designed to prepare students for the CPA exam. Our Accounting major has received specialized accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Faculty and Class Size
From the basics to advanced topics, students learn from a dedicated faculty, 100% of whom have CPA credentials and professional field experience. In addition to teaching Accounting classes at SJC, many faculty members also have successful careers. The average class size at the freshman level is 20-25 students, while upper level courses are approximately 10 students. With smaller class sizes, you will receive the kind of personal attention and guidance in your studies and career search that is unmatched at larger institutions.