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Accounting, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Lock Haven, PA, United States
Accounting is the language of business that identifies, records, and communicates an organization’s economic transactions. The Accounting program of Lock Haven University focuses on decision modeling, risk analysis and measurement, and reporting of financial information. Our program prepares you for a career in accounting, entrance into graduate school, or for taking the CPA exam.
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What You'll Study

In the Accounting program of Lock Haven University you have the opportunity to dual major in accounting and business administration, earning a bachelor of science in both areas which can be accomplished within the 120 credit overall degree requirement. This business core produces a well-rounded business person as well as an accountant. Feedback from the business community indicates that the additional credential in business is highly attractive to employers.

Program Highlights

Internships: As an accounting major, you are encouraged to participate in internships during your junior or senior year. Many students have interned with public accounting firms, private businesses, or the nonpublic sector. Examples of accounting internships with accounting firms in recent years include:
  • H&R Block
  • Jackson Hewitt
  • Emert & Associates
  • Keystone Central School District
  • First Quality
  • Clinton County Tax Counseling for the Elderly
  • Liberty Tax Service
  • Smith, Elliot, Kearns and Co.

Careers: Upon graduation, you will be qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Pennsylvania. LHU graduates have found work in large accounting firms including:

  • Deloitte and Touche
  • KPMG
  • Ernst & Young

Many graduates work for smaller regional firms, small businesses, and governmental and non-profit organizations. Others work in accounting and finance for such companies as:

  • Airgas
  • Rex Energy
  • Morgan Stanley
  • West Pharmaceutical

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students: rolling admissions
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost Accounting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (twenty five dollars U.S.) must be paid.
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed, including subjects listed and marks earned, secondary school certificates, diplomas and examinations results from all secondary, post-secondary, and university and/or professional schools.
  • All non-native speakers of English must submit an official language score report. To be considered "official," the scores must be sent directly from the sending institution (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • Copy of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7716 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lock Haven

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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