Accomplished accountants have the ability to collect complex financial data, analyze that information and communicate it to others. Transylvania’s broad-based accounting curriculum will prepare you for these challenging duties.

Students take field trips to local businesses to meet with managers and discuss their operations and accounting procedures. They also have the opportunity to assist professors with research, participate in community service and land internships with area businesses and accounting firms.

Our accounting graduates can sit for the CPA exam without having to earn a graduate degree. Although the current regulations of the accounting profession require 150 college semester hours, Transylvania’s unique program entitles our graduates to sit for the exam upon completion of their undergraduate degree.

Our graduates also have a strong advantage when applying to graduate schools, thanks to our faculty members’ strong ties with top graduate programs across the country, our program’s reputation and our graduates’ success in graduate school and with the CPA exam.

Where Our Graduates Have Worked

Ashland Oil
Blue & Co.
Bluegrass Hospitality Group
Deloitte & Touche
Ernst & Young
Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank
Internal Revenue Service
KPMG (USA and France)
Papa Johns Inc.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Tempur-Sealy International
Tricon Global Restaurants

Internships our Students Have Completed

Ashland Oil
Blue and Co.
Crowe Horwath LLP
Darley Stud Farm
Deloitte & Touche
Morgan Stanley
Mountjoy Chilton Medley
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Tempur-Sealy International
The Webb Companies

Courses of Special Interest

Partnership Accounting
Governmental Accounting
Income Taxation
Forensic Accounting
Equine Accounting

Where Our Graduates Have Studied

DePaul University
Georgetown University
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Texas
North Carolina State University

Possible Career Options

Certified public accountant
Certified financial planner
Chief financial officer/controller
Investigative professional (IRS, FBI, CIA, CFE)
Bank examiner
Mortgage loan officer
Management accountant

Semester Study Abroad Opportunities

Australia II
New Zealand
South Korea

These GlobalTransy programs have at least two courses related to the major.
Interested in studying abroad for a summer? Take a look at our summer study abroad opportunities.


Christi Hayne
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Program Director
(859) 233-8184

Stephanie Coriale
Social Sciences Administrative Assistant
(859) 233-8104

Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508 USA

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