DeVry University

Associate - Accounting

Students enrolled in DeVry University's Associate degree program in Accounting have an opportunity to learn about cost accounting, financial accounting, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Associate degree program in Accounting.

Official Program Name:

Associate degree program in Accounting

School Offering Program:

DeVry University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in DeVry University's degree programs may need to satisfy minimum requirements before beginning the program, including having already earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants to the Associate degree program in Accounting may be good with numbers and have strong problem solving and analytical thinking skills.

Program Description:

DeVry University's Associate degree program in Accounting is designed to teach students about accounting information systems, financial accounting, accounting theory and applications, individual income taxation, and cost accounting. By completing the coursework, students have the opportunity to build skills in areas such as problem solving, communication, and teamwork. The curriculum also includes courses in business administration and technology areas related to the field of accounting.

Learning Format:

Online or Campus-Based.

Minimum Credits Required:

65 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

DeVry University offers millions in scholarship opportunities to qualified students. Additional financial aid, military service grants, veterans appreciation grants, federal grants, and institutional grants, are available to qualifying students. Eligible students can apply for Federal Stafford or PLUS loans.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Course Topics Covered:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact DeVry University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Course topics covered in the Associate degree program in Accounting could include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Theory and Applications
  • Introduction to Individual Income Taxation
  • Introduction to Cost Accounting
  • Introduction to Accounting Information Systems

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of DeVry University's Associate degree program in Accounting have the opportunity to pursue advanced degrees in the field. A bachelor's degree program in accounting may include courses such as managerial cost accounting, accounting systems, accounting for nonprofit and government organizations, intermediate accounting, and advanced accounting. Generally, a bachelor's degree requires four years of full-time study, but actual times of completion may differ.

Bachelor's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)

Career Paths:

Students who have completed DeVry University's Associate degree program in Accounting have the opportunity to pursue accounting-related careers in the field. Some of these opportunities may be offered by small- to medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, and institutions of education. The job responsibilities generally fall outside the scope of a certified, public accountant and involve administrative and bookkeeping work.

Entry-level careers that a graduate could pursue include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Auditing clerk
  • Administrative assistant