AA in Accounting Foundations
Students interested in laying the foundation for a 4-year degree in accounting may be interested in University of Phoenix's Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting Foundations program. This article provides program details and information about further education options.
Official Program Name:
Associate of Arts with a concentration* in Accounting Foundations
School Offering Program:
University of Phoenix
Application to University of Phoenix programs typically begins with a conversation with an advisor who can help prospective students through the admissions process. This program focuses on math skills, so applicants may want to be comfortable working with numbers.
The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting Foundations program at University of Phoenix is designed to provide students with a foundation of general academic study upon which is built a curriculum that focuses on business accounting. The curriculum includes a focus on both business topics and accounting-specific topics. There may be two tracks available for students to take in this program. One is intended for students who have a certain number of transferrable credits, and the other is for students who do not meet that requirement.
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).
Online and Campus-Based
Program Length / Total Credits Required:
60 credit hours
Financial Aid Available:
Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Accounting Foundations.
Required Courses for an Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Accounting Foundations:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
Communication Arts Courses (6 credits)
- COM 150: Effective Essay Writing (3 credits)
- COM 155: University Composition and Communication I (3 credits)
- COM 156: University Composition and Communication II (3 credits)
- COM 220: Research Writing (3 credits)
Humanities Courses (6 credits)
- CRT 205: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
- HUM 111: Critical and Creative Thinking (3 credits)
- HUM 130: Religions of the World (3 credits)
- HUM 176: Media and American Culture (3 credits)
- HUM 205: World Culture and the Arts (3 credits)
- LIT 210: World Literature (3 credits)
- PHI 105: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Mathematics Courses (6 credits)
- MAT 116: Algebra 1A (3 credits)
- MAT 117: Algebra 1B (3 credits)
- MAT 205: Finite Mathematics (3 credits)
Science and Technology Courses (6 credits)
- IT 205: Management of Information Systems (3 credits)
- SCI 162: Principles of Health and Wellness (3 credits)
- SCI 230: Introduction to Life Science (3 credits)
- SCI 241: The Science of Nutrition (3 credits)
- SCI 245: Physical Geology (3 credits)
- SCI 275: Environmental Science (3 credits)
Social Sciences Courses (6 credits)
- ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
- HIS 135: The American Experience Since 1945 (3 credits)
- BEH 225: Introduction to Behavioral Science (3 credits)
- PSY 201: Foundations of Psychology (3 credits)
- SOC 120: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
Additional Liberal Arts (3 credits)
- GEN 105: Skills for Learning in an Information Age (3 credits)
- US 101: Introduction to University Studies (3 credits)
Interdisciplinary Studies (9 credits)
- FP 101: Foundations of Personal Finance (3 credits)
- BUS 210: Foundations of Business (3 credits)
- XBCOM 230: Business Communication for Accountants (3 credits)
- XACC 210: Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
- XMGT 230: Management Theory and Practice (3 credits)
- XACC 290: Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
- XACC 291: Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
Furthering Your Education:
After completing the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting Foundations program, some graduates may be able to enroll in 4-year accounting degree programs. Degree titles may include:
- Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012-13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016-17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022-23. For more information about University of Phoenix accreditations and licensures, please visit http://www.phoenix.edu/about_us/accreditation.html.
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