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Develop in-demand accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
With an expected 16 percent increase in accounting jobs between 2010 and 2020, according to a 2012–2013 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, enrolling in a Bachelor of Science in Accounting* degree program could be a good idea. While earning your bachelor’s degree in accounting, you’ll explore a range of business disciplines and participate in accounting classes that will help you gain a greater understanding of accounting functions in different industries. Discover how to take control of your future with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree online — or on campus, where available.
Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition,” Accountants and Auditors: bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm.
StackTrack™ certificate options
Now you don’t have to wait until graduation to gain skills that employers find valuable. The StackTrack option allows you to move core, job-focused skills toward the front of your degree program and earn certificates to show job competencies.
What you'll learn
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
How to get started
Talk with an advisor to learn more about the admissions process and choose your degree program.
Each state sets forth standards required to be eligible to take the CPA exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA. While this program was designed with consideration for the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA), the University of Phoenix cannot, and will not, provide any assurance that completion of this program will allow a successful student to qualify within the student's specific jurisdiction. Potential applicants should check with the appropriate organization within their jurisdiction to determine requirements. States frequently change their requirements for examination. There is no assurance that at the time of degree completion the specific jurisdiction's requirements will be consistent with the requirements at the time of admission.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program consists of 120 credit hours. To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Develop in-demand, 21st-century skills.
Throughout the online bachelor’s degree accounting program, you’ll develop a solid foundation in concepts like communication, information systems, reporting, and theory, as well as learn how they relate to business.
Gain knowledge from faculty with working know-how.
University of Phoenix faculty members have work experience in the fields in which they teach, which offers you an insider’s view of what’s happening in the business world.
Experience our 800,000+ member academic social network.
Connect to other ambitious learners through PhoenixConnect®—our academic social network. Here, you can interact with students and faculty, collaborate on projects or simply share ideas with members from all around the country, all from the comfort of your computer.
* While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
The Presidents' Alliance
University of Phoenix has joined the Presidents’ Alliance for Excellence in Student Learning and Accountability, which is part of the nonprofit group the New Leadership Alliance. As a volunteer member of the Presidents’ Alliance, we have made a commitment to significantly improve assessment of and accountability for student learning outcomes.
To fulfill that commitment and to engage in continuous improvement of programs, University of Phoenix has reported on the learning outcomes for our degree programs, as well as the process of gathering and analyzing the information. Our aim is to share student outcomes to monitor the effectiveness of our programs and enable improvement.
Review the learning outcomes report for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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World-class faculty who've been in the boardroom
School of Business faculty members hold master's degrees or higher and have an average of 20 years of experience as CEOs, CFOs, COOs, presidents and more.
Expanded learning opportunities in our academic social network
The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.
Advisors who are committed to your success
We provide each student with advisors who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.