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School of Accountancy

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

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All students interested in Clemson's accounting degree must first complete the pre-business core curriculum to move into the upper-level degree classes. On the Clemson admissions application, students will apply as a Pre-Business major. To enter the bachelor's program, students must complete the 30 credit hours outlined in the freshman pre-business curriculum with a cumulative GPR of 2.0 or better. Students will follow the curriculum in effect when they enter the bachelor's program.

Once enrolled in the program's core classes, students will focus on the intensive study of accounting methodology, auditing, taxation and financial management theory. Clemson's accounting majors also devote about half of their study to the humanities, English, public speaking, mathematics and the natural and social sciences. In this way, students will graduate with a broad-based education that gives them accounting, finance and business expertise and contributes to their proficiency in analytical, communication and interpersonal skills - after all, businesses are made up of people.

Students receiving a bachelor's degree in accounting are prepared to begin accounting careers in corporate accounting and auditing or pursue graduate study.

Minor in Accounting

A minor consists of at least 15-semester credits, with no fewer than nine credits at the 3000 level or higher. A student cannot major and minor in the same field or acquire a minor that is not allowed by the degree program. In programs that require a minor, courses may not be used to fulfill both the major and minor requirements. Courses used to fulfill general education requirements, however, may be counted toward the minor. Students are encouraged to contact the department offering the minor for advising. A student may specify two minors to record in his or her academic record.


School of Accountancy
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