Associate of Science in Accounting

Prepare to excel in today's business climate.

Earning an associate degree in Accounting ensures that you're equipped to respond effectively in a dynamic and challenging future

Do you have a head for numbers and a penchant for detail? Do you enjoy working with others and like to challenge yourself on a daily basis? You might have what it takes to pursue a rewarding career as an accountant.

Our rigorous curriculum is supported by core courses that help you develop the analytical reasoning, critical thinking and communication skills you'll need in any workplace.

Small classes are taught by faculty with professional experience. Your professors will help you acquire an in-depth understanding of accounting, auditing theory and best practices to guide you toward internships that give you real-world training.

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Credits: 60

Sean Madden

Experienced Faculty

Faculty teaching in the program have years of professional accounting experience and integrate their experience into the classroom, providing an immersive and engaging student experience.

Personalized Attention

Having small class sizes means you’ll get personalized attention from professors who remain current in their expertise.

Career Preparation

Graduates will be well prepared to start an entry-level career in Accounting as well as entering the B.S.B.A. in accounting program.

Accounting (AS)
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Careers and Salaries

Upon completing the Associates program, you will be prepared for an entry level position in the accounting field. Alumni have found positions at:

  • BKD LLP CPAs and Advisors
  • BNY Mellon
  • Erie Insurance
  • HBK CPAs & Advisors
  • Honda of North America
  • Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company, LLP
  • McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP
  • Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
  • Robert Half Finance and Accounting
  • Schaffner Knight Minnaugh & Company, P.C.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Audits
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • U.S. Navy

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate analytical thinking skills and competence across core accounting areas.
  2. Students will measure the impact of income taxes on both personal and business financial performance.
  3. Students will effectively generate, analyze, and communicate accounting information internally and externally.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

Flexible. Affordable.
Designed to Meet Your needs.