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The accounting major 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 majors 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 a degree 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.

Program director

Sylvia Kim, C.P.A.
Sylvia Kim, C.P.A.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Course listing

General Education Or Other Prerequisites

ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATH 140Pre-Calculus4
Required Courses (for All Business Majors Listed Below) (38 Units)
Foundational Courses
ACCT 220Principles of Accounting I4
ACCT 230Principles of Accounting II4
BUS 465Statistics3
Advanced Courses
MKT 300Principles of Marketing3
MGT 350Organizational Theory3
BUS 321Personal Finance3
BUS 365Business Ethics3
BUS 430Business Information Systems3
BUS 475Law and the Business Environment3
INTB 370International Business3
FIN 450Financial Management3
BUS 480Strategic Management3

Required Courses (20 Units)

ACCT 400Intermediate Accounting I4
ACCT 405Intermediate Accounting II4
ACCT 410Cost Accounting4
ACCT 415Tax Accounting4
ACCT 420Auditing4
Elective Courses (6-9 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

Required Capstone Courses (3 Units)

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