Few college degree programs offer the clear path to career success that is available through the AACSB-accredited Accounting bachelor’s degree program at Southern Utah University. Nearly 100 percent of our Accounting graduates are employed right after graduation and employers typically seek them out before they complete their college degree. Regardless of the state of the economy, Accounting is a virtually recession-proof career field.
The SUU Accounting bachelor’s program offers a two-semester fast track to students who wish to complete a master’s in accountancy following their bachelor’s degree. This means that with just 30 additional credit hours, a student can be ready to take the CPA exam and become a full-fledged Certified Public Accountant in as little as five years total. Graduates of the SUU Accounting program boast a pass rate above the national average on the CPA exam. Nearly half of the students enrolled in the Accounting bachelor’s program take advantage of this fast track plan to complete their master’s degree.
Every student in the SUU Accounting bachelor’s degree program gains hands-on experience working in the field by taking part in SUU’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that helps senior citizens and other select groups in the Cedar City, Utah, region complete their taxes at no cost.
Students looking for a challenging, secure career should give careful consideration to the possibilities available through the Southern Utah University Accounting program. Our graduates have a reputation for being well trained and are aggressively sought after by firms throughout Utah and the entire region.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accounting graduates are entering a field where the median annual salary is $63,550 and the anticipated growth in positions through 2022 is 13 percent. Common jobs held by Accounting graduates include accountant, auditor, and IRS agent.
Professional Accounting Club – the largest professional development club on campus Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – the university’s largest service learning project
Program Contact: David Christensen, PhD