Accounting Elective Selection Process

Accounting elective course scheduling process

All course scheduling for accounting classes is handled through LionPath. Your class registration date is based on your total number of completed credits. The schedule for course registration can be accessed on the Registrar’s website

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)

Principles of Taxation II

Spring Only

ACCTG 432 (3)

Accounting Information Systems

Fall and Spring

ACCTG 440 (3)

Advanced Management Accounting

Spring Only

ACCTG 473 (3)

Advanced Financial Accounting

Fall and Spring

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)

Data Analytics

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. Students who wish to take accounting courses above and beyond what is required by the undergraduate major may do so if open seats are 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 you need in order to graduate in Fall of 2022 because the classes are full, please contact the Accounting office by phone at 814-865-1809 or by email 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.