B.S. Accounting

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.


Program Check Sheets

Fall 2014 Check Sheet
Eight Semester Sequence

Samuel Frances-Barrot, '11


When you graduate LHU's business and accounting programs, you earn More than a degree explains Samuel Frances-Barrot, '11, Senior Auditor for Deloitte and Touche, LLP,  to moderator, Richard Drey, and the student body at the Young Alumni Panel (see photo in lower right). 

While studying at LHU, Samuel participated in the Global Honors Program, student government, and internships with MTV Networks in New York City, the PA Office of the Budget in Harrisburg, and the United States Department of Commerce in Washington D.C.  

While earning dual degrees in business and accounting, Samuel learned leadership, communication, and networking skills that he believes contributed to his success in the professional world.  Samuel appreciates the intangible skills honed by group projects and the value of overcoming group barriers. Now working with Deloitte’s global department in India, Samuel applies what he learned in his group projects to overcome language, cultural, and timing barriers.

At Deloitte, Samuel analyzes and performs financial statement audits for public and private companies, examines and analyzes data and communication observations on staff, and manages employees on client engagements. Samuel believes his educational experiences in LHU's business and accounting programs gave him the confidence and skills to engage sucessfully in these professional fields.

 Sam and Richard