Bachelor in Accounting

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Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program is designed to provide you with a broad, fundamental knowledge of the field of accounting. If you would like to learn more about Strayer University's exciting accounting program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is an undergraduate program that is offered both on campus and online. The program focuses on the fundamentals of accounting and also includes a strong liberal arts component, emphasizing communication, critical thinking, and analysis. The Bachelor of Science in accounting features an Undergraduate Accounting Capstone, which provides you with the opportunity to analyze and dissect real-world business cases.

What Are the Prerequisites?

In order to begin Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program, you should possess strong quantitative and problem-solving abilities and a keen interest in numbers and mathematics. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting consists of 180 credits: 27 core units, 54 major units, 54 units of general studies, and 45 elective units. You will work with an academic advisor to choose your elective courses.

Accounting Course Requirements

AREA 1 CORE COMPONENT
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 2 MAJOR COMPONENT
ACC 206 Accounting II
ACC 303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 304 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 305 Intermediate Accounting III
ACC 307 Federal Taxation
ACC 350 Cost Accounting
ACC 401 Advanced Accounting
ACC 403 Auditing
ACC 410 Non-profit/Municipal Accounting
LEG 100 Business Law I
ACC 499 Undergraduate Accounting Capstone

AREA 3 GENERAL STUDIES COMPONENT
ENG 215 Research and Writing
ENG 240 Communication for Business and the Professions
HUM 100 Introduction to Art, Music, and Literature
HUM 200 Logic
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
OR
Introduction to Biology
HUM 400 Religion and Philosophy
MAT 300 Statistics
ECO 405

POL 300
Economic Problems and Issues
OR
Contemporary International Problems
PSY 100

PSY 105
The Individual and Society
OR
Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300 Sociology of Developing Countries

AREA 4 ELECTIVE COMPONENT
Selected in consultation with an academic advisor

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to prepare you for a variety of careers in the field of accounting. Strayer University students have the opportunity to pursue courses designed to prepare you for the following positions:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA)
  • Accredited Business Accountant (ABA)

Advanced Degrees

Although Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide you with the skills needed to pursue entry-level positions, you could enhance your skills through graduate level coursework. Strayer University offers two graduate-level programs related to accounting:

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Executive Graduate Certificate in Accounting