Accounting is the language of business that identifies, records, and communicates an organization’s economic transactions. LHU’s accounting program focuses on decision modeling, risk analysis and measurement, and reporting of financial information. Our program prepares you for a career in accounting, entrance into graduate school, or for taking the CPA exam.

What You'll Study

Accounting with Dual Major in Business Administration

In LHU’s Accounting program you have the opportunity to dual major in accounting and business administration, earning a bachelor of science in both areas which can be accomplished within the 120 credit overall degree requirement. This business core produces a well-rounded business person as well as an accountant. Feedback from the business community indicates that the additional credential in business is highly attractive to employers. Topics covered include:

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Tax
  • Governmental Accounting




Student Learning Outcomes


Program Highlights

  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.

  • Accreditation: The program is accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a global business and accounting accreditation. ACBSP’s Mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business and accounting education programs around the world.  LHU’s Accounting Program must demonstrate through its leadership, faculty, curriculum, learning activities, and support processes that students learn, key stakeholders are satisfied, and program improvements continue.  

    As required by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA),  information on student achievement and further, Strategic Plan results can be found in the Performance Dashboard and Strategic Plan Progress Report, which are posted on the Strategic Plan web page.   Program Student Learning Outcomes data can be found on our Learning Assessment web page.

  • Internships: As an accounting major, you are encouraged to participate in internships during your junior or senior year. Many students have interned with public accounting firms, private businesses, or the nonpublic sector. Examples of accounting internships with accounting firms in recent years include:
    • H&R Block
    • Jackson Hewitt
    • Emert & Associates
    • Keystone Central School District
    • First Quality
    • Clinton County Tax Counseling for the Elderly
    • Liberty Tax Service
    • Smith, Elliot, Kearns and Co.

More Information on Internships can be found on our internships page.

  • CPA Prep Club: You can join the CPA Prep Club, participate in short CPA exam practice sessions, and meet with CPAs who mentor the group.

  • Careers: Upon graduation, you will be qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Pennsylvania. LHU graduates have found work in large accounting firms including:
    • Deloitte and Touche
    • KPMG
    • Ernst & Young

  • Many graduates work for smaller regional firms, small businesses, and governmental and non-profit organizations. Others work in accounting and finance for such companies as:
      • Airgas
      • Rex Energy
      • Morgan Stanley
      • West Pharmaceutical
  • Facilities:  Faculty deliver courses in technology-enhanced classrooms with vast multimedia capabilities.  Students can access open computer labs and campus wireless network when using personally-owned devices.  Financially disadvantaged students can request technology resources from Stevenson Library, Media Services.

Featured Program Faculty

Full List of FACULTY


Dr. Bill Lloyd
Regan Garey
Dr. Regan Garey
Paul Obenreder

Want to Know More?

Department of Business and Computer Science

Dr. William Lloyd
107 Akeley Hall, Lock Haven University
Department Office: (570) 484-2974

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