Why Choose Nazareth for Accounting?

The accounting degree program at Nazareth University prepares you to have the versatility and critical thinking skills that are invaluable in today's global economy. With the growth of international business, accounting expertise and services have become more sophisticated.

Accountants are called upon to play wide-ranging roles in international trade, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and economic forecasting. Whether you pursue general ledger bookkeeping or complex corporate auditing, at Nazareth you'll become a problem solver.

You'll learn the financial side of business and gain the social and analytical skills to identify and solve problems professionally and ethically. Collaboration is highly stressed and all final projects are team-based. You'll also solve problems within the context of economics, finance, management, marketing, ethics, technology, and global issues.

Program Highlights

  • Choose either a traditional 120-credit degree or the 150-credit double major with finance.
    • Both options provide the accounting coursework to prepare you to pursue licensure as a certified public accountant (CPA) after graduation.
    • The 150-credit option, which can be completed in four years, adds coursework that the state has pre-approved as meeting its 150-hour education requirement for CPA licensure.
  • Enjoy excellent paid and credit-bearing internship opportunities. All students participate in at least one credit-bearing internship; some students have two or three intern experiences.
  • Benefit from Nazareth's high job placement rate. You'll work directly with your faculty, academic advisor, and career coach to be prepared to launch into the professional world and beyond.
  • Graduates are well-received in graduate programs.
  • Focus on communication and analytical skills, highly valued in the accounting profession.
  • Choose to enrich your experience through Nazareth's 70+ study abroad options.

Preparing Changemakers

Develop skills that extend beyond numbers. This broader understanding can enhance your ability to navigate and contribute to various aspects of the world, promoting informed decision-making.

Program Details

Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions
Scott Chapman, alumnus, accounting degree progam, accounting major, Nazareth College Rochester, NY

Alumni Spotlight: Scott Chapman '04

Chief Financial Officer, Butler/Till

"Accounting doesn't just involve being good with numbers. It includes understanding how a company's financials tell a story that drives a business insight or decision. By offering a broader education, Nazareth uniquely prepares you to develop and tell these stories through accounting. Faculty encouraged real-world experience, and the career office’s guidance led me to a great internship that turned into a career."

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Example Careers
  • Certified public accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Controller
  • Financial analyst
  • IRS agent
Recent Internships and Employers
  • The Bonadio Group
  • Flaherty Salmin CPAs
  • DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP
  • Davie Kaplan, CPA, P.C.
  • Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., LLP
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Paychex
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