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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Program Details

WGU’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program prepares students for success in the demanding world of accounting. Curriculum includes courses in business strategy, business ethics, taxation, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)—a leading specialized accreditation association for business education—and is designed with input from industry experts. The B.S. Accounting degree program is the first step toward CPA certification, and qualifies graduates to fill a variety of accounting roles, including: forensic accountant, accounting manager, financial director, or vice president of finance and operations. 

Online programs allow for unparalleled flexibility, so students can complete coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from WGU's competency-based learning model, which makes it possible for them to potentially graduate faster by completing courses as quickly as they can prove mastery of the required material. Additionally, Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.

Requirements

This program consists of 38 total courses.

Admission requirements:

  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Official transcripts of all prior academic work completed at community colleges, colleges, or universities you’ve attended
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Meet any program-specific admissions requirements
  • Interview with a WGU Enrollment Counselor

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)