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Student in accounting classroomAccounting Major

Detail-oriented problem solvers wanted. If numbers have always made sense to you then a career in financial reporting is for you. Throughout this program, you will develop the knowledge necessary to specialize in corporate, tax and auditing careers for all types of businesses, government entities and other organizations. Upon graduation, our accounting majors pursue the certifications required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), along with other related career options.

View the full accounting major curriculum here.


  • Corporate Accounting
  • Excel and Related Computer Skills
  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Problem-solving Skills
  • Financial Audits
  • Communication and Networking Skills
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Integrity and Professionalism
  • Analysis and Forecasting
  • International Accounting
  • Government Regulations
  • Career Advancement
  • Consulting Services
  • Certifications in Accounting-CPA, CMA, other

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Accounting Club
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
  • Delta Mu Delta
  • Internships and Job Shadowing
  • Field Trips
  • Alumni Speaker Series

Career Opportunities

  • Auditor
  • Corporate Accountant/Controller
  • Financial Consultant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Government (Federal and State) Accountant/ Director
  • Tax Accountant/Planner
  • Nonprofit Organization Accountant/Director

Contact Information

Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics contact afe@uwa.edu or 205-652-3444.

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