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An Accounting degree provides outstanding career opportunities in a variety of industries.

Our emphasis on real-world application trains you for roles in professional, industrial, managerial or governmental accounting—and prepares you for CPA licensure through a robust curriculum and CPA Review Program.

Your degree in Accounting will cover essentials such as taxation, management accounting, financial accounting, auditing, and accounting information systems. While these classes are intended to prepare you for professional certification, this degree also serves as a foundation for graduate study in accounting, or law, or can launch you into a career in business administration.

Top Reasons to choose Accounting at florida southern college

AACSB Accredited

Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.

Recognized Accounting Excellence

Florida Southern’s Accounting program has three Florida Institute of CPAs Outstanding Educator Award winners teaching our students.

Comprehensive

You’ll gain exposure to all areas of accounting — financial, tax, cost/managerial, auditing, information systems, and forensics.

Professional Certification

In addition to the chance to gain resume-boosting experience, we make it easy to pursue the path of professional licensure and an advanced degree.

Employment Outlook

$77,678
Estimated Salary of Accounting Alumni From This Program
79%
Alumni Working in a Field Related to Accounting

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Florida Southern has an amazing culture and the professors are excellent. Follow the opportunities that are given to you and don’t be afraid to take risks.

Brandon Smith, CPA
Property Accountant at NextEra Energy

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Cameron Webb

We got to see how the distribution process works for Publix, Walmart, and Target, and how they ship out all these orders on time while working around the issue of breakage in their warehouse. This is something you don’t think about in class but rather learn in the field.

Adam Roach

I love the business building, professors, and the engaged learning opportunities.

Fast-track with Early macc

Imagine completing two degrees at the same time — and we’re not talking about a double major. We’re talking a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree — in accounting!

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The way it works

Stay an extra two semesters at Florida Southern and extend your undergraduate experience while taking graduate-level accounting courses. Once you finish, you’ll be attending two graduation ceremonies on the same day — one in the morning to obtain your bachelor’s degree in accounting, and another that very afternoon to grab that master’s degree.

Be Prepared

Our accounting program prepares a student to complete the 150-hour academic requirement to become a CPA, and includes a CPA Review Course to help you prepare for the exam.

Expert Faculty

Our faculty are CPAs with significant practical experience, including active tax practices, former experience with major accounting firms, and fraud investigation.

Connected

Network with professionals at meetings of the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Competitive Advantage

Comprehensive course offerings include forensic accounting as well as courses in tax, cost accounting, and auditing.

Master Your Financial Skills

In ACC 3111 Financial Accounting I, you can expect to delve into the conceptual framework of accounting and master skills required when preparing financial statements, determining income, and knowing the steps related to assets and liabilities.

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Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.

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We also offer an Early Master of Accountancy option (Early MAcc)

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Featured Accounting Faculty

Dr. William Quilliam
- Accounting Department Chair

My teaching philosophy centers on the fact that I teach students how to learn. Specific facts will change during their careers, so I prepare them for a lifetime of continual learning. My classes at Florida Southern feature a lively atmosphere of discussion and engaged learning. I also foster student interaction with the accounting profession through my involvement with professional organizations such as the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Network for the Future

Florida Southern students receive a multitude of opportunities to interact with a variety of companies and firms to help build a foundation for their future careers. Through internships, case studies, and other hands-on learning, our accounting graduates are prepared for professional employment and boast a 100% placement rate upon graduation.

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Clubs and More

Network with accounting professionals at meetings of the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Many extra-curricular organizations are associated with this program, including the Accounting Student Association and the Dean's Advisory Council

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • BS
  • Minor

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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