Want to become a certified public accountant? In most states, including Wisconsin and Illinois, you’ll need 150 college credits to be eligible to take the CPA exam. For students studying accounting at other colleges, that often means completing additional coursework beyond four years.
At Carthage, accounting graduates can finish in four years with all the credits they need.
Carthage’s 4-1-4 academic calendar allows accounting majors to complete the 150 required college credits during their four years on campus. Students take four classes in the fall, four classes in the spring, and one class during J-Term, or January Term.
Accounting is one of four majors in Carthage’s Business Administration Department. The Carthage accounting major includes not only the essential accounting courses, but also other business administration and economics classes that will set you on a course for a successful career as a CPA.