Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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Fully Online
$451.50 per credit
Total Credits
Undergraduate Degree
Application Deadlines
Spring 2021: December 15, 2020; Summer 2021: May 1, 2021; Fall 2021: August 1, 2021

The online Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides students with both the 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. CST on the deadlines noted.

Sample Courses

This degree requires 120 total credits, with 63 of those within the major. Here is a sampling of 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)

View a sample program plan for more details. For more information, visit the online University 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.

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