The accounting curriculum at Jacksonville University is designed to provide a foundation for entry-level opportunities into either the financial or managerial areas of accounting.

Accounting is often divided into two parts: financial and managerial. Financial accounting is concerned with reporting the results of the business’s operations and financial position to external stakeholders. Managerial accounting focuses on the techniques, controls, systems, and reports used internally by the managers of an organization.

Among the goals for Jacksonville University students with an accounting major is to leave the program with not only a degree but also an accounting certification. The program prepares students to test for
licenses such as a CPA and CMA.

Take a look further into the course requirements, by viewing the Accounting guide sheet. (Please make sure to select the correct catalog year, course requirements may vary per year)

The major guide sheets can be used a reference when selecting classes. These guide sheets are not used by the Registrars office to confer degrees.


This program is available as a major and a minor. Future Dolphins, learn more from your admissions officer. Current Dolphins, talk to your academic advisor for more information.

Career Opportunities

Just about every JU accounting graduate leaves the program with a job or commitment to grad school.  Accuracy is more important than ever and proper financial planning is a key to the success of every business.  On a day-to-day basis, accountants are expected to prepare and examine financial records while ensuring financial statements comply with laws and regulations.  Also, accountants prepare tax returns, advise companies ways to reduce costs leading to improved profit and can also be auditors, where they examine the financial statements of other companies.

The accounting program at JU provides the basic foundations for entry-level positions in accounting, finance, or administration in business or government. Graduates have gone on to successful careers with the PGA Tour, Merrill Lynch, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, the City of Jacksonville, Continental Insurance, AT&T, American Transtech and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.