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The accounting emphasis at Fresno Pacific University will prepare you as a leader in the world of business and accounting by providing a solid academic foundation, practical experience and a strong focus on ethics in the workplace. You will also be prepared for life beyond your degree with CPA examination preparation and guidance into graduate studies. The accounting faculty are committed to developing you individually to your highest potential for career advancement.


  • Majority of accounting students graduate in four years (two years if transferring), with 150+ units which meet the CPA certificate requirement in California
  • Accounting students who graduate from FPU have a 99% success rate in securing jobs even before graduation
  • Internship opportunities with local business partners
  • Small class sizes and close, personal interaction with professors
  • Internship and fulltime job referrals

Career opportunities

Graduating with an emphasis in accounting will afford you numerous career opportunities in the fields of auditing, tax preparation, consulting and management in the public, private and non-profit sectors. These include careers in a national, regional and local CPA firms, manufacturing, health care, agriculture, government organizations, charitable organizations, churches and various other organizations.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

Come and experience the FPU community and finish your degree with us! Visit our Transfer page to learn more about transferring or connect with a Transfer Specialist to ensure your transition to FPU is as smooth as possible.

Transfer to FPU

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Emphasis Courses (20 Units)

ACCT 400Intermediate Accounting I4
ACCT 405Intermediate Accounting II4
ACCT 410Cost Accounting4
ACCT 415Tax Accounting4
ACCT 420Auditing4

Elective Courses (6 units)

Select two of the following

ACCT 417Accounting Information System3
ACCT 418Nonprofit Accounting3
ACCT 421Accounting Ethics and Professional Responsibilities3
ACCT 425Advanced Accounting3
ACCT 451Financial Statement Analysis3

Capstone Courses (3 Units)

ACCT 481VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)1
ACCT 482Accounting Internship2

View our State Professional Licensing and Certificate Disclosure.

Program director

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Sylvia Kim, D.B.A., C.P.A., C.G.M.A.

Associate Professor, Business- Accounting


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Catherine Peck, M.B.A., C.P.A.

Assistant Professor, Business- Accounting