As an Accounting minor at Castleton, you will complete courses that focus on accounting principles, auditing standards, federal income taxation, and managerial accounting.
Courses including accounting for management decisions, corporate financial reporting, and income tax will provide you with a secondary area of expertise and complement a wide variety of majors. As an Accounting minor, you will be able to connect the importance of financial and tax reporting directly to your major. A solid understanding of accounting practices can provide the framework for successful careers in many business fields, including finance and economics.
Accounting is an in-demand career field, and completing an Accounting minor will equip you with the tools and resources to accurately prepare and examine financial records, provide auditing services, and much more.
Benefits of an Accounting Minor
- As an Accounting minor, you will participate in courses taught by expert faculty with significant real-world experience in the industry.
- You will receive excellent preparation for graduate programs, like Castleton’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
The Accounting Minor (ACC) focuses on strengthening accounting knowledge across various industries. This specialization allows students to deepen their understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), United States Federal Income Taxes (IRS), and Management Accounting. Students will also connect the importance of financial and tax reporting directly to their chosen major. Taught by expert professors from the areas of accounting, audit, tax and management, this minor will complement a student's chosen major and provide essential skills to help them become leaders within their future career. This minor is available to all students except for those enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program.
Students will take the four required courses below and two electives from the remaining courses listed for a total of six courses.
Complete the following courses (18 cr):
Complete these courses (12 cr):
- ACC 2101 - Accounting I 3 cr
- ACC 3010 - Accounting for Management Decisions 3 cr
- ACC 3211 - Corporate Financial Reporting I 3 cr
- ACC 3212 - Corporate Financial Reporting II 3 cr
And complete 2 of the following (6 cr):
- ACC 3310 - Accounting Cases and Research 3 cr
- ACC 3320 - Current Topics in Accounting 3 cr
- ACC 4010 - Accounting Information Systems 3 cr
- ACC 4041 - Income Tax I 3 cr
- ACC 4050 - Auditing and Assurance Services 3 cr
- ACC 4120 - Advanced Accounting 3 cr