Accounting

College of Business and Public Affairs

Office: 309 Anderson Hall
West Chester Pa 19383
Phone: 610-436-3460
Email: Department Chair


About Our Courses

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As the WCU College of Business is a candidate for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) accreditation, the business program at West Chester University is generally designed to meet AACSB requirements. Consequently, the general education requirements for accounting majors exceed the general university requirements.

Our AACSB accreditation candidacy status is an indication that we have voluntarily committed to participate in a systematic program of quality enhancement and continuous improvement that makes AACSB accreditation a more realistic and operational objective. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not guarantee eventual accreditation.

Distributive Requirements: 2010 to Present

Science (6 semester hours)
Course Attribute Field Courses
Required - 3 hours (1 course)

Recommended - 3 additional hours (1 additional course)
Biology BIO 100 or BIO 110
Computer Science CSC 110, 115, or 141
Physics PHY 100, 105, 130, 140, 170, or 180
Chemistry CHE 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, or 107
Earth Science ESS 101 or 111

Behavioral and Social Sciences (9 semester hours)
Course Attribute Field Courses
Required - 6 hours(Two courses) Economics i. ECO 111, and
ii. ECO 112 (Although both of these courses are required, one of them will satisfy a social science requirement for non-economics majors.)
Recommended - 3 hours(Select one additional course) Anthropology
Sociology
Government
Psychology
Geography
ANT 102 or ANT 103
SOC 200, or 240
PSC 100, 101, or 213
PSY 100
GEO 101, or 103

Humanities ( 9 semester hours)
Course Attribute Field Courses
Required - 3 hours(One course) Philosophy PHI 101, 150, or 180
Recommended - 3 hours(Select one additional course) Literature LIT 165 CLS 165, 260, or 261
Recommended - 3 hours(Select one additional course) History HIS 101, 102, 150, 151, or 152

Arts ( 3 semester hours)
Course Attribute Field Courses
Required - 3 hours
Select one Arts course from
one of the following areas:
Art Cinematography
Dance Music
Photography Theatre
 

Diversity Requirement ( 3 semester hours)

Required - 3 hours
A diversity course is required of all students regardless of credits transferred

Interdisciplinary Requirement (3 semester hours)

Required - 3 hours
An interdisciplinary course is required of all students regardless of credits transferred

Writing Emphases Courses (3-9 semester hours)

Guidance Notes:

  • All students who take their general education program at WCU must complete three approved writing emphasis courses.
  • All students who enter with fewer than 40 credits must take at least three approved writing emphasis courses at WCU.
  • Transfer students who enter with 40-70 credits must take two writing emphasis courses.
  • Students who transfer more than 70 credits must take one writing emphasis course.
  • WRT 120 and the WRT elective do not count as writing emphasis courses.
  • Each writing emphasis course may simultaneously fulfill another degree requirement

Click here for the advising guide for B.S. Accounting program