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Online Bachelor's Degree

Accounting

Accounting
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
TUITION
  • $250 per credit
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Versatility, stability, earning potential: Possibilities abound with a bachelor's degree in accounting

If you have a way with numbers, consider earning a Bachelor of Science in accounting at University of Maryland Global Campus. No matter their mission or type of work, all companies and agencies need accounting departments to keep their finances on track, so with an accounting degree, you'll have a wide range of directions to choose from.

This major combines theory and practice to help prepare you to analyze and report on the economic activities of organizations. You'll develop skills in managerial accounting, budgeting, accounting systems, internal controls, financial analysis, financial reporting, internal and external auditing, taxation, and international accounting.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 36

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 310)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 311)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 321)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 323)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 326)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 410) or any upper-level ACCT course
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 422)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 424)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 436) or any upper-level ACCT course
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 438) or any upper-level ACCT course

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)
  • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 411) or (3 Credits, BMGT 496)
  • (3 Credits, WRTG 293) or (3 Credits, COMM 390) or (3 Credits, WRTG 394)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

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, PACE 111B)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
4
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6
(3 Credits, ACCT 220)
Major
7
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
8
(3 Credits, STAT 200)
General Education: Math; Major
9
(3 Credits, WRTG 293)
General Education: Communication; Major
10
(3 Credits, ACCT 221)
Major
11
(3 Credits, HIST 125)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
12
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13
(3 Credits, ECON 201)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
14
(3 Credits, ARTH 334)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15
(3 Credits, CSIA 300)
Elective
16
(3 Credits, ECON 203)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
17
(3 Credits, ACCT 310)
Major
18
(3 Credits, IFSM 300)
Elective
19
(3 Credits, ACCT 311)
Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21
(3 Credits, ACCT 326)
Major
22
(3 Credits, CSIA 310)
Elective
23
(3 Credits, ACCT 321)
Major
24
(3 Credits, WRTG 394)
General Education: Communication
25
(3 Credits, FINC 328)
Elective
26
(3 Credits, ACCT 323)
Major
27
(3 Credits, ACCT 411)
Major
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29
(3 Credits, ACCT 410)
Major
30
(3 Credits, BMGT 364)
Major
31
(3 Credits, IFSM 438)
Elective
32
(3 Credits, ACCT 422)
Major
33
(3 Credits, BMGT 380)
Major
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35
(3 Credits, ACCT 424)
Major
36
(3 Credits, FINC 330)
Major
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38
(3 Credits, ACCT 436)
Major
39
(3 Credits, MRKT 310)
Major
40
(3 Credits, ACCT 438)
Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

Vertical Pathway

Through a vertical pathway, students who complete this program may be eligible to reduce their total coursework for a master's degree in Accounting and Financial Management or Management with an Accounting specialization.

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