• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $441.50 per credit before fees
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Application Deadlines
    Fall: August 1; Spring: December 15
  • Campus
  • Department

The online Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides students with theoretical and analytical frameworks required to work effectively in public, private, or governmental accounting. It teaches students the fundamental and advanced techniques needed to assist future clients and firms with financial reports. Small class sizes help tailor to the flexibility of completing courses on-campus and online, with the ability to take certification examinations through our campus to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

All admission materials must be at the Office of Admissions no later than 4:30 p.m. Central on the deadlines noted.

Transferring Credits

Want to know how your previous college credits will transfer before you apply? Request an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts by one of our professional advisors. Fill out the form below with your major and the semester you'd like to start, and attach your transcripts. Please allow 5–7 business days for your transfer evaluation. UMC accepts all transfer credits that come from a regionally accredited college or university.

Transfer Evaluation Request

Sample Courses

This degree requires 120 total credits, with 63 of those within the major. Here are some courses you might take:

  • ACCT 3220 – Accounting Systems (3 cr)
  • ACCT 4221 – Auditing I (3 cr)
  • ACCT 4404 – Income Tax I (3 cr)
  • FIN 3100 – Managerial Finance (3 cr)
  • GBUS 3500 – Business Ethics (3 cr)

Online Catalog

Career Outlook

Accounting students often locate careers in fields such as financial analysis, public accounting, management accounting, banking, taxation, or finance, among others. Jobs are projected to remain in high demand for the foreseeable future, especially within CPA firms, corporations, government, and banks. A background in accounting also provides a good foundation upon which to build a career in many business ventures.

Graduates often find positions as:

  • Financial accountants
  • Forensic accountants and auditors
  • Financial managers
  • Cost and management accountants
  • Management advisory consultants
  • Tax accountants and consultants
  • Financial analysts
  • Personal financial advisors
  • Independent auditors 

Professional Licensing Boards

Requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.


Read the descriptions carefully to determine which fees may apply to you.

Students enrolled in 0.5 or more credits at UMC pay a $250 UMC Campus Fee each semester. The Crookston Campus Fee helps to fund technological infrastructure and student academic support including advisors, tutoring, library, career counseling, and accessibility.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) for additional information:

UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550
Fax: 218-281-8579
Email: umc-fa@umn.edu