Accounting Minor

SBGE students outside of campus building

An accounting minor greatly compliments the skills developed in almost all business disciplines and allows non-accounting majors to broaden their education at SPU. The knowledge gained through this minor can be applied to many career paths – those directly related to accounting and finance as well as careers in other settings including corporate, small business and not-for-profit organizations.


Many students choose to bolster their chosen major by adding an Accounting minor. This includes students preparing for careers in accounting or in other fields that require some knowledge in accounting (i.e., students who aspire to start their own business or practice). It may also include students planning to pursue a graduate degree in accounting seeking early guidance and undergraduate work appropriate to this career objective. The Accounting minor also benefits students who need accounting skills and knowledge to complement what they learn in their major in order to enter a specific profession, like actuaries.

When you minor in Accounting at SPU, you learn from professors with expertise in the Accounting field and a commitment to fostering individual student development. You will also learn in an environment that emphasizes both competence and integrity within the context of Christian faith and values. You’ll benefit from a unique approach that integrates the practical applications of accounting principles and the tools to put these principles into practice.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance is based upon a minimum Cumulative 2.50 GPA, completion of 5 credits in the minor with a 2.50 GPA, a minimum of 45 quarter credits of coursework complete (sophomore standing), and formal admittance to your primary major. Applications are available in Banner year-round.

Course and Degree Requirements

Courses in the Accounting minor will cover topics such as financial and managerial accounting, federal income taxation, and cost accounting. Review all of the requirements for a minor in Accounting.

To earn a minor in Accounting, you will need to take at least 30 credits, including 15 upper-division credits, with at least 15 credits earned at SPU.

Faculty Contact

Charlotte Qu

Assistant Professor of Accounting
PhD, University of Michigan

Phone: 206-281-2397
Office: McKenna Hall 209

Ross Stewart

Why I Teach at SPU

Ross Stewart, Dean, Professor of Accounting

"It is a joy to teach at SPU and participate with my students in the learning process. It is exciting to see students mature into emerging professionals who engage their vocations with grace and passion. The context of faith at SPU enables the head and the heart to come together. It is a privilege to be involved in this relational learning endeavor."