A unique blend of business essentials, number crunching and financial analysis, studying accounting in college can be a challenging yet gratifying endeavor. Various educational awards exist, including postsecondary certificates, as well as associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Accounting programs present students the opportunity to learn the theoretical and analytical skills required to pursue careers in the field. Students may encounter courses in ethics, accounting principles, auditing, cost analysis, federal taxation and similar topics. Accounting programs may focus on one of several subject types, including general accounting, financial accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, CPA prep, taxation, forensic accounting and accounting technology. More information about programs and schools in each subject type can be found at the bottom of this page.