May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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While confirming the discipline’s technical content, the Department of Accounting also endeavors to present accounting as a liberal discipline. When discussing accounting rules and standards, the emphasis is given to fundamental underlying principles and the conceptual framework of the discipline. In explaining complex standards, the faculty consider the economic consequences of accounting rules and pronouncements. In all accounting courses, professors seek to strengthen students’ skills of analysis, synthesis, and oral and written communication. In order to meet the 150-hour educational requirement set by California law, the department offers a Master of Science (MS) in Accounting degree program.


Cathy Finger, PhD, Associate Professor

Judith Hermis, PhD. Assistant Professor

Kevin McGarry, PhD, Associate Professor

June Woo Park, PhD, Assistant Professor

Sankaran Venkateswar, PhD, CPA, CMA, Professor, Chair, Undergraduate Accounting Program Director, Graduate Accounting Program Director

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be knowledgeable entry-level accountants.
  • Graduates will demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues.
  • Graduates will be effective communicators.


Students who want to combine study with practical experience in accounting should contact the program director and the SEBA internship coordinator in advance for information on a variety of opportunities available in both the private and public sectors. Academic course credit for internships may be available through enrollment in the Accounting Internship (ACCTG 195 ) course.

Prerequisite Grade

Any course listed in this department with a prerequisite requires a grade of C- or better in the prerequisite course.


    Bachelor of ScienceMinor


      Accounting - Lower Division
      Accounting - Upper Division

      Students may not transfer more than two upper-division accounting courses from another institution for credit in the accounting major (or minor). Online courses will not be accepted for credit. Transfer credits must be approved by the program director.

      Upper division courses are offered one term per year. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they take all required courses in the term in which they are offered.

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