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Bachelor of Science

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Total Credit Hours: 121-122
Time to Completion: 12-24 months*
Tuition: $386 per credit hour**

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Online Accounting Degree

Bachelor of Science

Businesses, governments and organizations run on the flow of money, making accounting an essential function. Accountants are held in high regard for their integrity and knowledge and need excellent problem-solving skills to be successful. They analyze, compare and interpret data to help individuals, organizations and businesses reach their goals. Becoming an accountant is an in-demand career, and there are many online accounting programs to choose from. Learn why a Husson online degree may be your path to success!

Prepare for a career as an Accountant

  • Flexible online accounting courses with 24/7 access
  • 7-week courses
  • Accredited by IACBE
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Accelerated BS-to-MBA option
  • Online accounting program boasts a 95% employment rate
  • Prepare to pass your CPA exam

Screen-Shot-2021-06-08-at-2.54.09-PM.pngHusson University’s fully online Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is taught by professors who are licensed Certified Public Accountants. They have experience in accounting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG Global, as well as in the IRS, small firms and higher education. Their connections in their field can keep you up to date on the latest in the business and accounting industries. Accountants also need good communication and organizational skills, as well as flexibility which is why our online accounting program’s semester-long paid internship prepares you for success with the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. 

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*Based on a student transferring in between 60-90 credits **All rates subject to change

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Career Outlook

Job Growth. By 2029, an additional 62,000 accountants will be in demand, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Median Salary. The national median salary for accountants in 2020 was $73,560, per the BLS.

Diverse Opportunities. With our online accounting degree, you’ll have the flexibility to put your skills to work in a number of settings to include forensic accounting, government healthcare settings, multi-national public accounting firms, nonprofit organizations and private industry.

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Transfer Credit

Earn up to 90 credits towards your degree

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Courses you will take: 

As you pursue your bachelor of science in accounting online, earning 121 to 122 credits, you'll delve into coursework in key areas like federal taxation, forensic and investigative accounting, business law, and auditing.  Electives are built into the curriculum, allowing you to focus your education on your specific career goals. You can also continue your education with a fifth year and earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA).

2021-22 Start Dates

January 18, March 14

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BA 211 Microeconomics: 3
BA 212 Macroeconomics: 3
BA 302 Business Ethics: 3
BA490 International Business: 3
EH 105 College Writing: 3
HE 111 Husson Experience: 1
MS 132 Probability and Statistics: 3
PY 111 General Psychology: 3
Fine Arts Elective: 3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective: 3
Historical Elective: 3
Humanities Elective (CM 100 Recommended): 3
Lab Science Elective (must also qualify as a sustainability elective - SC101 Recommended): 3-4
Literature Elective: 3
Math Elective: 4
Philosophical Elective: 3

AC 121 Principles of Accounting I: 3
AC 122 Principles of Accounting II: 3
AC 201 Intermediate Accounting I: 3
AC 202 Intermediate Accounting II: 3
AC 251 Accounting Internship: 3
AC 301 Advanced Accounting I: 3
AC 302 Advanced Accounting II: 3
AC 352 Forensic and Investigative Accounting: 3
AC 331 Cost Accounting: 3
AC 371 Accounting Info Systems: 3
AC 441 Federal Taxation I: 3
AC 442 Federal Taxation II: 3
AC 461 Auditing Concepts and Methods: 3
AC 471 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations: 3

BA 202 Business Law II: 3
BA 245 Marketing Fundamentals: 3
BA 300 Business Presentations: 3
BA 310 Organization and Management: 3
BA 362 Financial Management I: 3
IT 111 Introduction to Microsoft Office: 3
IT 214 Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications: 3

Depending upon transfer credits and courses taken, students may need additional open electives to complete 122-123 hours required for the B.S. degree.

Instead of taking open electives as listed above, take:

AC 483 CPA Review - REG or open elective: 3
AC 484 CPA Review – FAR or open elective: 3
BA 600 Research Methods: 3
BA 601 Managerial Economics: 3
BA 605 Managerial Communications: 3
BA 625 Global Strategic Management: 3
BA 643 Strategic Change Management: 3
BA 620 Financial Management or BA 644 Legal Environment of Business: 3
Graduate Business Electives (4): 12

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