Accounting major coursework features thorough studies in financial and managerial accounting, auditing and tax law, and governmental and non-profit taxation. Several new courses include Crypto-Currency and Forensic Accounting. 

Many pursue HTC’s CPA track, for which they are expertly prepared to meet the Illinois Board of Examiners’ requirements for the CPA examinations. All students are encouraged and supported to find high-powered internships through connections made with HTC faculty and the College’s expansive network.

A minimum of 120 semester hours (or credits) is required to graduate from Hebrew Theological College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Included in those semester hours are Judaic Studies core requirement, liberal arts / general education core requirements, and courses required for your major. If you are interested in pursuing a CPA, in order to be eligible for the CPA examination, you will need a total of 150 credits in the BA program.

An additional 30 semester hours of accounting, and at least 24 semester hours in business courses or substantially equivalent (other than accounting) courses, above the 120 BA credits, are required to sit for the CPA exam. In addition, the 30 semester hours of accounting coursework must include at least one course each in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and managerial accounting, and must also include the equivalent of 2 semester hours each of accounting research & analysis and business communications, and the equivalent of 3 semester hours in business ethics and have a total of 150 hours in the BA program.

Program Chair

Rabbi Seymour Wechsler
Rabbi Seymour Wechsler, CPA
Accounting is the language of business. Our students learn to speak it fluently and many move on to become CPAs.

Advanced Hebrew Studies (AHS) Core – 36 credits

Requirement Credits
TALH - Talmud* 16
BIBH - Bible 6
HISH - History 6
PHIH 127/128 - Philosophy 2
HEBH - Hebrew** 6

*Flex Program students are exempt from this requirement
**You can test out of this requirement

Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) Core – 19 credits

Requirement Credits
ENGH 111 and ENGH 211 - Composition 6
ENGH 275 or ENGH 203 - Literature 3
MATH 104 - Math 3
BUSH 215 or 217 - Social Science 3
HISH 113  - Western Civ 3
NSCH - Science (with Lab) 4

Accounting Major Required Courses - 48 credits

Requirement Credits
ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting 3
ACCT 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 211 - Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT 253 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I*** 3
ACCT 254 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II*** 3
ACCT 263 - Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 343 or 344 - Tax Law I or II*** 3
ACCT 353 - Advanced Financial Accounting*** 3
ACCH 358 - Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting 3
ACCT 363 - Auditing*** (capstone course) 3
BUSH 272 - Statistical Analysis*** 3
BUSH 311 - Principles of Marketing 3
BUSH 322 - Jewish Business Ethics*** 3
BUSH 213 - Business Communication*** 3
BUSH 341 - Business Finance 3
BUSH 361 - Ecommerce 3

*** Must be taken in residence.

  1. BUSH 213 Business Communications: Clarity and Persuasion. This course satisfies the CPA exam requirement for the equivalent of 3 credit hours of business communication.
  2. BUSH 272 is preceded by MATH 104 or Math 203 which satisfies the LAS mathematics requirement. A student who lacks the appropriate background must take the needed prerequisites before enrolling in these courses.