BS in Accounting: Public and General Accountancy

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When you enroll in Kaplan University's Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Public Accountancy program, you have an opportunity to study auditing, advanced forensic accounting, and other relevant topics. If you'd like to learn more about the Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Public Accountancy program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Public Accountancy program at Kaplan University is designed to teach you how to conduct consulting, tax, and auditing services for businesses and corporations. The degree program is divided into major courses that focus on various aspects of business and specialization courses in public accountancy. Some of the major area courses include business math, federal tax, and managerial accounting. Specialization courses cover topics such as auditing, intermediate accounting, advanced forensic accounting, and advanced corporate tax.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in enrolling in the Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Public Accountancy program at Kaplan University, you should work well with others and be comfortable with large sets of data. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Public Accountancy program is comprised of 180 credits. The curriculum includes 99 major course credits, 33 core credits, and 48 credits in electives. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an admissions representative.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Specialization in Public Accountancy

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Federal Tax
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Business Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Accounting
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professional Presence
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Public Accountancy Requirements

  • Intermediate Accounting III
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Tax - Corporate
  • Advanced Forensic Accounting

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities:

Once you have finished the Online Bachelor of Accounting with a specialization in Public Accountancy program, you have the opportunity to pursue entry-level jobs in the field. Some potential employers may include nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tax accounting firms, and businesses and corporations. Job candidates should have excellent problem solving and critical-thinking skills.

Some possible job titles could include:

  • Accountant
  • Compliance auditor
  • Managerial accountant

Advanced Degrees:

Once you have completed Kaplan University's Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Public Accountancy, you could pursue a master's degree. Some master's degree programs allow students to choose from among a list of concentration areas. This option may allow you to focus on a particular area of interest in the field.

Some possible master's degree programs include:

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