Accounting


Overview & Academics

North Carolina Wesleyan College’s ACCOUNTING major is designed for those interested in public and private accounting careers. Students master accounting and business principles through individualized instruction, one-on-one help sessions, and group-learning activities. At the same time, the added benefit of North Carolina Wesleyan College’s liberal arts foundation—emphasizing reading, writing, and critical thinking. This means that students get both a broad education and the specialized knowledge that employers find especially attractive.

Accounting Faculty

Dr. Wendy Achilles
Associate Professor of Accounting
Ph.D.,Virginia Commonwealth University
wachilles@ncwc.edu
252.984.5592

Ms. Amber Sheeler
Instructor of Accounting
Accounting Program Coordinator
M.S. East Carolina University
asheeler@ncwc.edu
252.985.5446

Career Options

  • Public Accounting (CPA): Public accounting firms provide auditing, tax, accounting, and consulting services to businesses and individuals.
  • Private Industry Accounting: In private industry accounting, you work for one company and gain in-depth knowledge and experience in the accounting for that company. You prepare the financial information necessary to help management plan and control company activities.
  • Government & Non-Profit Accounting: The goal of the accounting department in a typical government agencies is to function within the budgetary constraints mandated by the legislature. Government accountants also monitor the appropriation of funds and awarding of contracts to private agencies that must follow governmental regulations.
  • Financial Services

Major Requirements
ACC 201, 310, 311, 312, 315, 316, 320, 410, 411, 482
BUS 206, 207, 307
ECO 211, 212
ENG 304
MAT 213
MKT 205

Minor Requirements
ACC 201, 202, 311, 315, 316, 410 or 411.

Accounting Undergraduate Plan*

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
BUS 206 Principles of Management 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
PSY/SOC Requirement 3
BUS 207 Legal Environment 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ACC 310 Cost Accounting 3
ECO 211 Principles of Economics 3
ACC 311 Personal Income Tax 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Laboratory Requirement 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
Ethics Requirement 3
MKT 205 Principles of Marketing 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Economics II 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 304 Business Communications 3
ACC 315 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
ACC 320 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 312 Corporate Income Tax 3
ACC 316 Intermediate Accounting II 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
BUS 307 Finance 3
ACC 410 Auditing 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
ACC 411 Advanced Accounting Topic 3
ACC 482 Senior Seminar 3
International Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

* The four-year degree plan provided is just a guide and not an actual expectation of courses that students have to take during specific semesters. Each student may have a unique graduation plan based on transfer credit, courses offerings, course load taken, summer course options, intended career/graduate school plans, etc. An advisor will work one-on-one with students to customize a four-year degree plan during a student’s first semester if requested by the student.