College of Business & Economics


Overview, Guides, & FAQs


The Department of Accounting provides high-quality, balanced accounting education to majors as well as other undergraduate and MBA students. Quality teaching is our most important function. We engage students in the development of communication, conceptual and technical skills. To exemplify an enthusiasm for professional activity, faculty maintain their own intellectual curiosity and community awareness. Accordingly, faculty are active scholars and contribute positively to students' experience, and to the department, college, university, profession and community.

Our objectives support the combined mission of teaching, scholarship and service.

Discover your Options 

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Economics
Accounting Minor
Master's of Professional Accounting (MPAcc)

Student Resources 

Declare your Major, Transfer Student Info., and More
Degree Works

Register for Courses

Online General Catalog
Summer Session

Consider an Internship

Accounting Internship Policy & Application Dates

Explore Your "Fifth Year" Options

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Western's MPAcc Program
Western's MBA Program
Fifth Year for CPA Exam

Our Accounting Faculty 

Accounting Faculty and Office Hours

Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi Chapter

These organizations meet jointly to maximize student interaction with the accounting profession. Meetings are most Thursday evenings during the academic year - generally with speakers from all areas of the accounting profession. Our chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has earned national recognition as a Superior Chapter every year since it was installed as a chapter!  

Apply for Graduation

Email or visit the Department Manager, Morgan Freed for a Degree Evaluation 
Degree Application Information 

Helpful Links 

Get Help!

Make an Appointment with your Faculty Advisor or the Department Manager 
Morgan Freed, Academic Department Manager
Parks Hall 451
E: P: (360) 650-3202
Dr. Audrey Taylor, Department Chair 
Parks Hall 451
E: P: (360) 650-2204