Accounting Major

An accounting degree from Transylvania University will give you the tools for a successful career as an accountant. Accomplished accountants have the ability to collect complex financial data, analyze that information and communicate it to others. Transylvania’s broad-based accounting major curriculum and our location in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, opens up a world of opportunities for internships and real-world training, as well as a wide range of jobs available after graduation.

My accounting degree from Transylvania has played a critical role in preparing me for a professional career. It helped me develop my analytical skills, allowing me to break down complex problems and solve them with the available information.

Alex Nugent ’15

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.

Professor Christi Hayne


Christi Hayne, Assistant Professor of Accounting; Program Director

(859) 233-8184

Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508 USA

Download the Accounting Brochure

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
DePaul University
Georgetown University
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Texas
North Carolina State University
Certified public accountant
Certified financial planner
Chief financial officer/controller
Investigative professional (IRS, FBI, CIA, CFE)
Bank examiner
Mortgage loan officer
Management accountant
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
Partnership Accounting
Governmental Accounting
Income Taxation
Forensic Accounting
Equine Accounting
New Zealand
South Korea

These GlobalTransy programs have at least three courses related to the major.

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