Accounting is the language of business that identifies, records, and communicates the economic transactions of an organization to interested users.   Lock Haven's accounting program focuses on decision modeling, risk analysis, and measurement and reporting of financial information.

You also have the opportunity to dual major in Accounting and Business Administration, earning a bachelor of science in both areas. This business core produces a well-rounded business person as well as an accountant and takes about one additional semester (5 classes) to complete.

Job Opportunities & Qualifications

Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accounting. Upon graduation, students are qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Pennsylvania.


Accounting majors are encouraged to participate in internships during their junior or senior year with public accounting firms, private businesses, or the nonpublic sector. Examples of accounting internships with accounting firms in recent years include Emert & Associates, Keystone Central School District, SF & Company, Beers & Cutler, Clinton County Tax Counseling for the Elderly, and Jackson Hewitt.