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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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40 bachelor's courses
11 weeks long
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$ 1525
Cost per course
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Online program
Earn your degree on your terms.
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Transfer courses
Get credits for classes taken – up to 28 classes maximum.
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No-cost gen eds
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Take the next step in accounting

Advance your skills in accounting with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Strayer University. We start with fundamentals, procedures and laws, and move quickly to more advanced concepts using real-world examples that help you apply what you’re learning.

Summer classes start July 1

Skills to set you apart

In this program, you’ll study all aspects of financial accounting, from basic payables and receivables to complex tax codes and accounting for multinational operations. You’ll also develop management and leadership skills to become a champion for financial accountability in your organization.

Build your skills

  • Analyze the theoretical concepts related to U.S. and International accounting principles so that practices may be applied within the accounting function of an organization including for profit, governmental and not-for-profit entities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of business functions within an organization to align accounting systems with the information requirements of an organization.
  • Apply relevant taxation theory and practices within an organization to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Analyze the process for auditing an organization’s processes and practices to ensure strong internal controls for the safeguarding of assets.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze accounting information, comprehend its value, uses and limitations, and communicate the information effectively to management.
  • Prepare, analyze and interpret internal managerial accounting data and reports to make relevant business decisions.
  • Develop ethical decision-making abilities that support business practices, policies, procedures and integrity within an organization.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.

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Add essential skills to your resume

Along with your degree, you’ll learn professional skills employers value, from communication to problem-solving.

Save on your degree

For every three classes you pass, you’ll earn one on us at the end of your program. Eligibility and participation rules apply.

Bingeworthy courses

Learning comes to life through short, documentary-style videos that blend core subject matter with stories about real people.

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Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a BS in Accounting cost?

The cost of a BS in Accounting depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a BS in Accounting cost?

The cost of a BS in Accounting depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

In most cases, the Strayer BS program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1,525 per course in tuition. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term, and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee. 

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. Bachelor’s students can transfer up to 28 classes toward the bachelor’s degree (if approved). Strayer’s transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program. 

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

Save up to $15,250 on your Strayer bachelor’s degree by accessing your general education courses through our affiliate, Sophia.*

*Savings assumes transferring 10 courses taken at Sophia. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. Bachelor’s students can transfer up to 28 classes toward the bachelor’s degree (if approved). Strayer’s transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program. 

More than 500 organizations invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to tuition savings and other educational benefits. If your employer is a corporate partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Nonfederal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs. The terms and conditions of federal loans are often more favorable than private loans and should be considered before exploring private loans.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about Strayer’s active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for eligible military training and life experiences.

Knowledge for real-life work

Your coursework in this program will help prepare you for success in the accounting field. You’ll learn how to read and interpret a balance sheet and discover best practices for designing an auditing program. You’ll also get a thorough background on the ethics, laws and regulations that govern accounting activities within organizations. View all courses.

Sample courses

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MAT 110 - Using Math to Inform Your World

Altering a recipe, planning a road trip, buying a car, and financing college—what do all of these things have in common? An understanding of numbers and how to use and interpret them. In the workplace, business, technology, and criminal justice professionals all use math. In this course, you will learn how to approach mathematics in a way that will positively inform your world. Learn how to use an easily understandable approach for basic math and algebra to create meaning and see the world in a new way.

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BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

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ACC 100 - Accounting I

Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Covers analysis and recording of business transactions, the adjusting process, and the procedures to complete the accounting cycle. Progresses to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting, covers internal control and cash, and explains accounting procedures for receivables.

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ACC 401 - Advanced Accounting

Covers accounting for home offices and branches, business combinations and consolidations. Also covers various techniques for solving some of the more complex problems in the business environment.

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ACC 403 - Auditing

Covers the theory of auditing, including the educational and ethical qualifications for auditors, as well as the role of the auditor in the American economy. This course emphasizes professional standards, professional ethics, and the legal liability of auditors, as well as the planning and design of an audit program, gathering and summarizing evidence, and evaluating internal control.

Bachelor’s admission requirements

Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

A diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo ID

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International students

We welcome international students.

Campus locations

Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.

Ready to take the next step?

Your admissions officer is here to guide you through every step of the process, from completing your application to choosing your concentration.