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BS in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Colorado Christian University is designed to prepare graduates for an accounting career in an industry of the student's choice, with specialty options in various areas of study. Read more about this bachelor's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Those applying for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program should be interested in a career in accounting, business, or a related field and enjoy working with numbers. All bachelor's level programs at Colorado Christian University require a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Colorado Christian University will have the opportunity to learn accounting principles from a Christian perspective. The curriculum is designed to teach students the necessary accounting knowledge needed to work in this field. Courses include general business courses in areas like economics, business law, and marketing, as well as accounting-specific courses that cover subjects like cost accounting, audits, taxation, and advanced accounting methods. Within the program, students have the option of choosing general accounting electives or add an emphasis in areas like computer information systems, economics, or finance.

Learning Format:

On campus

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting:

In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Colorado Christian University, students are required to complete 48 general education credits, 34 business core credits, 24 accounting core credits, 6 accounting elective credits, and 8 general elective credits (chosen from all available electives). Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Business and Leadership General Education Courses (48 credits)

  • Students can choose one course from the following:
    • Introduction to the Arts
    • Musical Perspectives
    • Theatre Appreciation
  • Students can choose one course from the following:
    • Introduction to Literature
    • American Literature I
    • American Literature II
    • British Literature I
    • British Literature II
  • Philosophical Inquiry
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Worldviews: Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Public Speaking
  • Students can choose one course from the following:
    • English Composition
    • Advanced English Composition
  • First Year Integration
  • Students can choose one course from the following:
    • Mathematics for Liberal Arts
    • Statistics and Their Application
  • Integrated Physical Science with Lab
  • Economics
  • Western Civilization
  • American History
  • Introduction to American Politics

Business Core Courses (34 credits)

  • Principles of Accounting I Financial Reporting
  • Business Applications in Technology
  • Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Business Law
  • Foundations of Management and Leadership
  • Introduction to Business, Management, and Ethics
  • Organizational Behavior and Design
  • Organizational Capstone
  • Management Problem Solving and Decision-Making
  • Principles of Marketing

Accounting Major Core Courses (24 credits)

  • Managerial Cost Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Design and Audit of Internal Controls
  • Individual Taxation
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing I
  • Business Taxation

Accounting Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose two courses from the following or add an optional accounting emphases:
    • Accounting Ethics
    • Business Analytics
    • International Business Practicum
    • Planning, Directing, and Controlling Projects
    • Economic Analysis and Policy
    • Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy
    • Business Law II
    • Marketing Analysis and Strategy

Optional Accounting Emphases (12 credits)

  • Students could choose to add an emphasis in one of the following areas, instead of completing elective courses:
    • Computer information systems
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • International business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Pre-law

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Colorado Christian University have many options of furthering their education with master's level studies should they choose. A graduate degree may offer increased opportunities and responsibilities in the field, as well as help them meet the requirements for professional licensure.

Some possible degree options include:

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Accountancy

Career Paths:

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree can help graduates prepare for employment in a variety of industries, since the role of an accountant is cross-cutting. They may consider positions in banking, corporate finance, non-profit organizations, government institutions, private businesses, or educational institutions. Graduates could be able seek careers such as:

  • Public accountant
  • Corporate accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial and / or budget analyst
  • Controller

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