About Accounting

The rigor of our Accounting major prepares you to compete more effectively for careers in private and public accounting practices. If you complete the Accounting major at Georgetown College, you can satisfy all the requirements to take the CPA exam in Kentucky by the time you graduate with your BS degree.

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The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $68,150 in May 2016.


In the last five years, 100% of our Accounting graduates have found a placement in an Accounting-related career or graduate school (oh, and one was elected mayor!)


Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Program Requirements

60 hours for major; 18 hours for minor

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Potential Careers

“The technical skills I gained through the accounting program at Georgetown, as well as the personalized attention and support I received, equipped me to complete internships in public accounting and industry, attend graduate school and obtain a Master’s of Science in Accountancy, and pass all four parts of the CPA exam on the first attempt.  Six years later, as I plan and execute financial statement audits at EY, I still leverage my foundational knowledge from Georgetown.”

 - Anita Smith, 07

"The accounting program was remarkable and helped paved my future to becoming a CPA. The teachers are amazing and truly care about their students. They continued to help me in my selection and admittance into a graduate program to fulfill my career goals. I will always be appreciative of the challenges and life lessons learned through the program!"

- Sean Fightmaster, 2014

Accounting Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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