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Why major in Accounting?

This major is perfect for students who want to gain a foundation in business principles while specializing in accounting. Coursework will prepare you to move directly into the workforce or enter graduate school. 

The field of Accounting is growing, with an expected increase of 6% over the next 10 years, so you will find many opportunities for professional advancement.  

At Erskine, you will gain both practical skills and a liberal arts education, built on a foundation of biblical truth. 

Degree Details: B.S. in Accounting

In the program, you will complete 27 hours in the business core curriculum and an additional 21 hours in accounting. Courses include Auditing, Accounting, Income Tax, Cost Accounting, and a capstone course that encompasses all major coursework. 


Your studies will prepare you for careers in accounting or auditing. You could also choose to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or pursue graduate studies. Some students earn the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) while others opt for law degrees or careers in federal law enforcement.

An accounting major can equip students with valuable skills and knowledge that are in high demand across different industries. Moreover, with the increasing reliance on technology, an accounting degree can prepare students for the use of digital tools and software that are becoming essential in the modern workplace.

-Instructor of Accounting Kara McAlister

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Erskine College Admissions

Learn about the application process or get in touch with the Admissions Office.

Job Statistics

“Accountants and Auditors,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021: 13-2011 Accountants and Auditors,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Assistant Professor Of Business Administration Dr. Jack Abraham

Jack Abraham

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Tracy McCurry

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
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Kara Harris McAlister

Instructor of Business
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Joey Elledge

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