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People who can make order out of chaos are true heroes in any organization. If you thrive in well-structured roles and love crunching numbers, pursue a major in accounting at Linfield and receive great training for a profession that is consistently in demand. Accounting will set you on the path to a rewarding career and prepare you for the Uniform CPA Examination.®

This program is offered on our McMinnville campus through the School of Business or fully online through Online and Continuing Education (OCE).

As an accounting major at Linfield

you might take:

Intermediate Accounting I, II

Apply accounting principles to value assets and liabilities, and learn how to prepare and analyze financial statements. (BNAC 361, 362)

Advanced Accounting

Conduct advanced financial reporting in areas such as partnerships and foreign exchange transactions. (BNAC 466)


Assess audit risk, execute the detailed process of auditing and report the results of audits. (BNAC 469)

Studying accounting at Linfield

Beyond the classroom

  • Conduct collaborative research alongside your professors and present findings at regional conferences.

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  • Network with business professionals through School of Business recruiting and networking events, and guest speaker panels. 

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  • Work as a student employee in the School of Business as a tutor for introductory courses.

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  • Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Linfield's accounting majors have found internships at many regional CPA firms and businesses.

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  • Meet with business professionals on field trips throughout the Portland-Metro area.

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Meet the faculty

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What you can do with an accounting degree from Linfield

You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as:

  • Public accounting
    • Staff accountant
    • Audit staff
    • Tax specialist
  • Corporate, governmental and nonprofit accounting
    • Chief financial officer
    • Controller
    • Internal auditor
    • Finance director

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Do you have additional questions about studying accounting at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

Portrait of Virlena Crosley.
Virlena Crosley
Associate Dean, Department Chair and Associate Professor
T.J. Day Hall