The AQ Difference

Accounting Program Ranks Near the Top of All Institutions Seating Students for CPA Exam
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) recently released its annual candidate performance book, which features comprehensive statistical data from all four testing windows of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. Aquinas College is ranked in the top 3 percent of all accounting programs in the country based on the 2014 CPA Exam pass rate. >Read More

The Accounting Department is committed to the development of broadly educated individuals who will actively contribute to their profession, community and society. As professionals in business and not-for-profit organizations, graduates will be able to think analytically, communicate
clearly, research effectively, and work cooperatively with others. The liberal arts and career oriented focus of the Accounting curriculum provide students with the specialized knowledge to understand the necessity of efficient and effective managerial practices in an ethical environment.


Accounting majors may choose between two degree programs. The first is a dual Business and Accounting major that may be completed within the traditional 124 credit hours; graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. The second option meets the academic qualifications for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure in Michigan. The program totals 150 credit hours, and graduates earn a Bachelor in Professional Accountancy degree.


Students will have opportunities for internships and field experiences which will help to develop and define their long-term goals. This integration of academic and work experience will prepare students for graduate school or careers in a variety of organizations.

Outstanding Senior Award 2015
Mary Schomisch




Congratulations to Mary Schomisch for being named the Accounting Program's Outstanding Senior of the Class of 2015!