National Accounting Organizations- Become a student member while in school
Students have the opportunity to be active in both campus and nationals organizations.
WSU Accounting Association
Accounting majors are encouraged to join the WSU Accounting Association (student organization) in their freshmen or sophomore year. Belonging to this organization involves you in extracurricular accounting activities, speakers, trips, and accounting-related learning activities with other accounting majors. It is an opportunity to develop important leadership abilities and apply other skills learned in the classroom.
Contact Joann Segovia at firstname.lastname@example.org, faculty advisor, for further information.
Other WSU College of Business Organizations
Other College of Business organizations are also available for students to join as well.
National Accounting Organizations
CPA & CMA Certification
Get informed about professional examinations such as the CPA and CMA exams as early as possible. Becoming a CPA requires that you complete at least 150 university credits. Many accounting majors complete their 150 credits during four years at WSU by taking 17-18 credits per semester and by taking one or two summer school classes. Speak with your academic advisor about when and how to best prepare for taking and passing professional examinations upon graduation. WSU accounting graduates have CPA exam pass rates that exceed the national average over the last five years.
Double Major or Minor
Are you thinking of double majoring or adding a minor that would complement your accounting major? Speak with your academic advisor about good combinations.
The Accounting Department and College of Business offer scholarships to talented accounting majors on a competitive basis. In recent years, the Accounting Department has offered from 3-5 student scholarships each year. Consider applying for a WSU accounting scholarships after you have completed the Accounting 212 class. Deadlines for the accounting scholarships are usually in the spring of the year. There is one online scholarship application for all WSU scholarships, which includes the Accounting Department’s scholarships.
Our accounting students are also informed of other available nationwide scholarships by our office manager each year.
Other nationwide scholarship opportunities are also available.
At least two upper division accounting electives are required to graduate with a major in accounting. You are encouraged to take as many upper division accounting electives as will fit into your schedule. Each elective increases the breadth of your accounting knowledge, and therefore increases your ability to pass professional examinations such as the CPA and CMA exams. You will also be a stronger professional upon graduation.
Student Resource Center
The Student Resource Center is an office where students, staff, faculty, parents or visitors can ask questions and find out a variety of valuable information. The Student Resource Center is entirely staffed by student experts who attend the university. The friendly staff has an excellent understanding of the university and the surrounding community.
Advising Services is dedicated to serving WSU students and faculty by providing a complex array of advising and academic support services and programs.
Tutoring: If you are a currently enrolled WSU student, you qualify for free tutoring.
Career Services offers assistance in major selection, the co-op and internship search, and the full-time job search. They also coordinate on-campus employment for student-help, on and off campus work study and list part-time jobs on behalf of area employers.
Accounting Program Planning Guides
2016 Accounting Major (PDF)