Bachelor of Science Accounting
Earn your undergraduate accounting degree online from WGU, an accredited, nonprofit, online college. The B.S. in accounting will enable you to solidify your knowledge and skills in financial and cost accounting, tax accounting, auditing, and other accounting areas. After attaining your online accounting degree, you will become a competent accountant with the knowledge and skills needed to gain a high-demand position such as staff accountant, tax accountant, or auditor.
Students interested in public accounting and earning the CPA certification are encouraged to earn the B.S. in Accounting followed by the Master of Accounting (MAcc). This approach allows qualified students to meet the 150 semester hours required to sit for the CPA exam in most states. (Requirements for CPA licensure vary by state.)
Who the Program is For:
- Established accountants or bookkeepers who need a B.S. in accounting to advance their careers.
- Individuals who wish to launch a career as an accountant in a corporate setting and need the training and credentials to open doors.
- Individuals who have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
We developed our online accounting program with significant input from experts and business leaders who serve on our Business Program Council. You'll become an expert in areas relevant to a business career.
The program requires a total of 121 competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour. If you’ve taken courses or received a degree from another college or university, you may be able to clear some of these requirements through transfer credit.
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
Leadership and Management
IT Management for Business
Marketing and Communication
Quantitative Analysis for Business
Business Law and Ethics
Core Subject Areas
These General Education Assessments May Be Cleared through Transfer Credit
English Composition I and II
Elements of Effective Communication
Intermediate and College Algebra
Integrated Natural Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Humanities
The online Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program also requires the successful completion of a capstone project.
Your capstone project is something to be proud of – it's the culmination of all your hard work. Your final project allows you to take what you've learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue you face in your place of business. Go ahead, show everyone what you can do.