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AA: Specialized Curriculum Area

Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance
Associate of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
TUITION
  • $250 per credit
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Build your accounting, finance, info systems, and marketing expertise.

Take a variety of accounting, finance, and economics courses in the Associate of Arts in general studies specialized curriculum area in accounting and finance. You’ll have the opportunity to build expertise in business- and accounting-related areas such as business law, information systems, marketing, and more.

Total Credits Required: 60

Curriculum Courses: 25 Credits

  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)
    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course
  • 21 credits of accounting- and finance-related coursework, chosen from any ACCT or FINC courses for which you meet the prerequisites.

General Education Courses: 35 Credits

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
3
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
4
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
5
(3 Credits, ACCT 220)
AA Specialization & Accounting Major
6
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
7
(3 Credits, STAT 200)
General Education: Math; AA Specialization & Accounting Major
8
(3 Credits, WRTG 293)
General Education: Communication
9
(3 Credits, ACCT 221)
AA Specialization & Accounting Major
10
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
11 Take these courses simultaneously:

(3 Credits, BIOL 101)

(1 Credit, BIOL 102)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
12
(3 Credits, ECON 201)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; AA Specialization & Accounting Major
13
(3 Credits, HIST 156)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
14
(3 Credits, ECON 203)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; AA Specialization & Accounting Major
15
(3 Credits, ACCT 310)
AA Specialization & Accounting Major
16
(3 Credits, ACCT 311)
AA Specialization & Accounting Major
17
(3 Credits, FINC 330)
AA Specialization & Accounting Major
18
(3 Credits, MRKT 310)
AA Specialization & Accounting Major
19
(3 Credits, BMGT 380)
AA Specialization & Accounting Major
20
(3 Credits, ACCT 321)
AA Specialization & Accounting Major
21 1-credit elective course Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Associate Degree Requirements

See the requirements for UMGC's Associate of Arts degree, which requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits.

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Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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