My experience

At Wingate, the chemistry professors do more than simply teach students; they mentor you and invest their time and energy to make your undergraduate experience personal and invaluable. My relationships with my professors allowed me to succeed academically and discover my passion for research. Wingate’s chemistry faculty aid in student learning by always answering questions and encouraging students to think critically. The chemistry research class gives all chemistry students the opportunity to conduct a research project with the guidance of a faculty member. This gives students a glimpse into what being a chemist is really like. In addition to research, my professors supported my educational growth by helping me obtain outside internships and applying to graduate school. Without the chemistry department’s personal attention to each student, I would not be where I am today.”

Caroline Rumley, Class of 2020, recipient of the Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship at Purdue University, where she is pursuing her Ph.D.  

Accounting Degree Program

Porter B. Byrum School of Business 


In the School of Business, our focus is on creating a vibrant learning atmosphere that translates into relevant job opportunities for students upon graduation. We emphasize the use of resources that help to enhance the learning process:

  • ACBSP-certified Accounting Lab that helps to train students how to use Capital IQ, CRSP and Morningstar Investment Research Center resources
  • Active learning opportunities and focused student-teacher interactions
  • Experiential, hands-on learning through team-based projects and case studies
  • Immersive class projects and presentations
  • Undergraduate research and internships 

We encourage students to rise to their personal best and give back to their community. That is why we offer a volunteer tax internship program, the VITA PROGRAM, to our students to make an impact in Union County.


Whether you plan to start your own company or desire a career with major firms, government agencies or non-profit organizations, an accounting degree from Wingate University is the right choice. Job opportunities in accounting include:

  • Chief financial officer
  • Consultant
  • Controller
  • Financial planner
  • Government accountant
  • Tax manager
  • Treasurer

You can take advantage of professional programs and resources to increase your knowledge and expand your network. Professional certifications help you differentiate yourself in the workplace. You may choose to pursue certification as:

  • Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Accounting Accreditation


Accounting majors at Wingate earn a BA degree. Students may also minor in accounting. After you earn your bachelor’s degree, you could earn a master’s degree in accounting in the same program that helped you build a solid foundation in the field.

Accounting four Year Academic 

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.

The Porter B. Byrum School of Business is ranked #2 out of 27 in NC, and #45 out of 711 nationally (top 10%), in College Factual's "Best for the Money" category


The Porter B. Byrum School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education for institutions with a focus on teaching excellence. ACBSP accreditation assures students of a commitment to overall quality, academic rigor and continuous improvement in business education.