College of Business and Public Affairs
Office: 309 Anderson Hall
West Chester Pa 19383
Email: Department Chair
The accounting program allows for, and encourages, an internship program through which students connect classroom instructions with practice. Students in the accounting program are granted up to 6 credits towards their graduation requirements for approved internship programs. A total of 12 credits of internship credits can be taken as a student at West Chester University.
A minimum of 180 hours of internship experience is required in order to earn 3 credits for the internship. A 6 credit internship - considered a co-op - requires a minimum of 360 hours. To date, all internships have been paid positions. Internships can be undertaken for credit in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
Internship opportunities are available either through the Career Development Center services, the student's personal job search efforts, or accounting faculty referrals.