The 120-credit accounting degree  from one of our partner universities, is designed to serve students who are interested in pursuing future careers as professional accountants.

The program provides the foundation of both core accounting competencies, theoretical and technical, in general business. The program provides students with the option to pursue a more structured degree program in accounting while offering them the option to individualize their degree through their selection of electives

Degree map

A Degree MAP is your step by step guide for taking all the courses you need to earn your degree. Each undergraduate program has its own combination of requirements that are needed to complete the program and earn your bachelor’s degree. Our advisors will walk you through the process and help set you up for success. The Degree MAP is composed of a student’s core concentration courses, on top of their general requirements per University and the electives. Depending on their degree path students will be required to take different amounts of Lower and Upper level courses, that are introductory all the way to advanced level courses per discipline.
General Education Credits
Accounting Credits
Elective Credits
Partner University Credits
Job Growth Rate 7.8% Recommended Degree Bachelor’s National Avg. Salary
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What Career Paths does this Degree Program offer?

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • International Finance
  • Accounting Firm
  • Graduate School
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government Service
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Non-Profit Accounting

Financial Accounting (ACCT 205)

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Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to explain the foundational principles and objectives of accounting; analyze business transactions and record them using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); define assets, liabilities, and equity, and apply the specific rules governing their treatment in accounting; perform the steps of the accounting cycle; create the four major financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, statement of stockholders' equity, and cash flow statement; and apply ratio and trend analysis to financial statements to aid in decision-making.

Accounting Principles I (ACCT 201)

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A study of accounting theory, record keeping, and the accounting cycle, with emphasis on accounting for the assets and related revenues and expenses reported on financial statements of a business organization.

Accounting Principles II (ACCT 202)

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A continuation of ACCT 201, with emphasis on accounting for the liabilities, owners’ equity and related revenues and expenses reported in financial statements of a business organization; and preparation and analysis of financial statements and an introduction to managerial accounting including product costing using job orders and process costing systems and cost-volume-profit relationships.

Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT 321)

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An extension of the theory and principles of financial accounting, with emphasis on FASB pronouncements applicable to accounting for assets.

Federal Taxation I (ACCT 323)

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A study of the theory and application of federal tax law, with emphasis on income tax law applicable to individuals.

Auditing (ACCT 425)

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An exploration of the concepts and procedures applicable to an audit of financial statements, with emphasis on procedures to substantiate amounts reported; along with the impact of internal control, quality of available evidence, and statistical sampling on the determination of appropriate procedures.

Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT 322)

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An extension of the theory and principles of financial accounting, with emphasis on FASB pronouncements applicable to liabilities and owners’ equity, and Cash Flow Statements; as well as analysis and interpretation of financial position and results of operations of a business organization.

Notice: All courses are samples of general courses offered by SmarterDegree, its partners and Universities. Not all courses listed are the exact titles or offered directly from