Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in an online format through Golden Gate University.  This rigorous program provides practical training designed for working adults seeking career enhancement and academic success.  Graduates with this degree are qualified and prepared for examinations in professional certification.  Studies include but are not limited to:

  • Financial management
  • Applied regression analysis
  • Management information systems
  • Business law

Faculty are professionals bringing real-world experience to the classroom.  The interdisciplinary approach to this field provides essential accounting principles and theories, methods and ethics of taxation, standards of auditing, and more.  Develop skills in communication, analysis, and problem-solving and become fluent in technical aspects and quantitative thinking through this GGU accounting program.


  • Community college, college, or university cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better with 12 or more semester units of prior transferable credit
  • If fewer than 12 credits, the application may be considered with the following:
    • A high school GPA of 3.00 or higher
    • Resume
    • Three or more years of professional work experience
    • Statement of purpose
    • Possible interview

School Accreditation Statement

WSCUC (WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission)

GGU is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, the organization that accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin