Academic Programs



Possible career options:

  • Certified public accountant
  • Certified financial planner
  • Chief financial officer/controller
  • Investigative professional (IRS, FBI, CIA, CFE)
  • Bank Examiner
  • Management Accountant
  • Auditor

Where our graduates study:

  • DePaul University
  • Duke University
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wake Forest University

Where our graduates work:

  • Ashland Oil
  • BKD
  • Blue & Co.
  • Chilton and Medley
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • J. Smuckers, Inc.
  • Kentucky State Auditor’s Office
  • KPMG (USA and France)
  • McGregor & Associates
  • Mountjoy
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Tempur-Pedic
  • Tricon Global Restaurants
  • Treasury Department

Program Overview

Accomplished accountants have the ability to collect complex financial data, analyze that information, and communicate it to others. Transylvania's broad-based accounting curriculum will prepare you for these challenging duties.

Accounting students at Transylvania have access to a broad range of research and internship options, as well as excellent career opportunities.

Students participate in field trips to local businesses to meet with managers and discuss their operations and accounting procedures. They also have the opportunity to assist professors with research, participate in community service, and obtain internships with area businesses and accounting firms.

The Transylvania Edge

Because of Transylvania's innovative curriculum, as well as the rigor of the program, our accounting graduates can sit for the CPA exam without having to earn a graduate degree. Although the current regulations of the accounting profession require 150 college semester hours to sit for the CPA exam, Transylvania's unique program entitles our graduates to sit for the exam upon completion of their undergraduate degree.

Our graduates also have a strong advantage when applying to graduate schools, thanks to our faculty members' strong ties with top graduate programs across the country, our program's reputation, and our graduates' success in graduate school and on the CPA exam.

Opportunities in the major

  • Accounting Club
  • PEAK Challenge
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (preparation of tax returns for the community)

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