Accounting is often referred to as "the language of business." As a student in Castleton's Accounting program, you will be prepared to pave your path to a successful career in public, managerial, and governmental accounting.
The Accounting program blends general business knowledge and fundamental skills in accounting to accounting theory, auditing, and individual income taxation to prepare you for a rewarding career, as well as building a foundation for professional licensing.
As an Accounting major at Castleton, you will benefit from the interdisciplinary nature of the program, which includes courses in management, marketing, business communication, business law, strategy, economics, and more.
Castleton's Accounting program provides students with opportunities to engage in meaningful hands-on, real-world experience in a supportive setting.
You can gain relevant out-of-classroom experience through paid internships and volunteer opportunities in the community. You have the option to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which offers free tax preparation assistance to qualifying individuals.
Recent internships include:
Graduates of the Accounting Program are prepared for careers in corporations, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and the government sector as business managers, staff accountants, auditors, tax associates, credit and collections managers, accounts payable and receivables specialists, and financial analysts.
Graduates with an Accounting degree have worked at companies such as
Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management, and administration, was established to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
Induction into Sigma Beta Delta is by invitation only and is limited to undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students who rank in the upper 20% of their class at the time of invitation.