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Accounting Elective Selection Process

Just like last semester, students will manage their own course registration for their accounting elective courses. You will find the date you may begin registering for classes by visiting the Registrar's website. Registration is based on your total credits, and you can find your personal credit totals through LionPath. All course scheduling for the fall 2017 semester will be handled through LionPath.

The undergraduate accounting major requires students to select 6 credits from the following list of courses offered by Smeal. Please note that some classes are only offered in the fall or the spring semester.  

ACCTG 406 (3)

Advanced Taxation

Spring Only

ACCTG 432 (3)

Accounting Information Systems

Fall and Spring

ACCTG 473 (3)

Advanced Financial Accounting

Fall Only

ACCTG 481 (3)

Financial Statement Analysis

Spring Only

ACCTG 483 (3)

Forensic Accounting

Spring Only

ACCTG 497 (3)

Hot Tax Topics

Fall Only

ACCTG 497 (3)

Financial Reporting in Special Industries

Fall and Spring

Due to capacity constraints, the Accounting Department may be unable to honor requests for courses that exceed the minimum coursework needed to meet graduation requirements; however, students wishing to take accounting courses above and beyond what is required by the undergraduate major may do so, if space is available.

The Accounting Department will give seniors the first priority for seats in accounting elective courses. Students who schedule accounting electives beyond the 6 credits that are needed for the undergraduate major will be asked to drop those classes to allow space for other students to complete the required number of courses.

If you are a graduating senior and you are unable to schedule the elective courses that you need in order to graduate because they are full, please contact the Accounting Department at 814-865-1809 to discuss your situation. Registration for the accounting elective courses will be closely monitored, and students who are enrolled in more than 6 credits of accounting elective courses will be asked to drop the extra classes. If space remains available the week before the fall semester begins in August, students who have already met the elective requirement will be allowed to add extra elective courses to their schedule.