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BS in Accounting

Strayer University's online Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide students with knowledge of organizational and individual fiscal calculations and analysis. Read more about this flexible undergraduate program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Interested individuals may be analytical and meticulous and have above-average mathematical skills. They may have experience in professional accounting departments, though this is not a requirement. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program have the opportunity to examine regulations and opinions of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Participants study sole proprietor and individual income tax, partnership, and corporate accounting standards. Other covered topics include merchandise inventory accounting, accounting data analysis, estate and gift taxes, deferrals and accruals, liabilities, and intangibles. In addition, the program is designed to teach students to use Microsoft Excel and Peachtree Complete software. Because requirements vary by state, participating in this accounting program does not necessarily qualify students to take professional licensing exams. However, elective courses may be able to help ready students for certification tests.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

180 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Accounting:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Strayer University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Area I - Core Component (27 credits)

  • ACC 100: Accounting I
  • ACC 115: Microcomputer Applications for Accountants
  • BUS 100: Introduction to Business
  • CIS 105: Introduction to Information Systems
  • ENG 115: English Composition
  • MAT 105: Introduction to College Mathematics

Area II - Major Component (54 credits)

  • ACC 206: Accounting II
  • ACC 303: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 304: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 305: Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACC 307: Federal Taxation
  • ACC 317: Advanced Federal Taxation
  • ACC 350: Cost Accounting
  • ACC 401: Advanced Accounting
  • ACC 403: Auditing
  • ACC 410: Non-profit/Municipal Accounting
  • ACC 499: Undergraduate Accounting Capstone
  • LEG 100: Business Law I

Area III - General Studies Component (54 credits)

  • ENG 215: Research and Writing
  • ENG 240: Communication for Business and the Professions
  • HUM 100: Introduction to Art, Music, and Literature
  • HUM 101: The Origins of Western Culture
  • HUM 200: Logic
  • HUM 400: Religion and Philosophy
  • MAT 300: Statistics
  • POL 300: Contemporary International Problems OR
  • ECO 405: Economic Problems and Issues
  • PSY 100: The Individual and Society OR
  • PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • SCI 110: Introduction to Physical Science OR
  • SCI 115: Introduction to Biology
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 300: Sociology of Developing Countries

Area IV - Elective Component (45 credits)

With the help of an advisor, students choose electives to fulfill bachelor's degree program requirements. Enough electives are available to allow students to pursue a minor concentration. Students at Strayer University New Jersey campuses must take five general studies electives categorized under the fields of economics, English, foreign language, history, humanities, mathematics, political science, psychology, science, and sociology.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Depending on their state's requirements, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program may be able to seek professional credentials, such as the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor. Another option could include pursuing an advanced degree. By enrolling in a master's degree program students could gain additional knowledge and skills in the field or develop a well-rounded foundation in business and administrative strategies.

Accounting majors could continue their education by participating in such graduate programs as:

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Individuals who graduate from Strayer University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting could go on to work with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, corporations, or public accounting firms. In addition, many organizations have multiple accounting sectors within the larger department, including credit and collections, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

Possible job titles for graduates of an accounting bachelor's degree program include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Cost accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Auditor

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