Online Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Much More than Numbers

Transfer Pathway to Reignite Your Education and Future

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



Get to Know Our Bachelor’s of Accounting Degree Program

What You'll Learn

The courses in the Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting program at DeVry covers the following skills:

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    Critical Thinking

    Learn how to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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    Judgment and Decision Making

    Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to make the most appropriate choice.
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    Financial Accounting

    Understand financial foundations, including asset recognition and measurement; reporting; accounting for income taxes, pensions and other post-retirement benefits; shareholders’ equity, share-based compensation and earnings per share; accounting changes and error correction; and cash flow.
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    Examine the principles, practices and procedures used by public accountants for certifying corporate financial statements.
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    Accounting Information Systems

    Learn to design, install, operate and manage an integrated, automated accounting system, including ledgers, transaction process cycles, application controls, information security requirements and business information systems integration.
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    Federal Income Taxation

    Understand business models such as sole proprietorships and limited partnerships, as well as the federal taxation concepts that apply to them. These include income inclusions and exclusions, property transactions, capital gains and losses, and tax credits.

Leverage Your Knowledge

DeVry's Bachelor's Degree program in Accounting includes elements of Becker Professional Education’s industry-leading CPA Exam prep content for the opportunity to gain exposure to today’s most relevant accounting principles.

Accreditation Matters

Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Career Opportunties

Graduates of our Bachelor's of Accounting degree program may consider careers such as:

  • Accountant

  • Accounting Manager

  • Auditor Public Accounting or Government & Non-Profit Organizations

  • Budget Analyst

  • Credit Analyst

  • Financial Analyst

  • Financial Manager

  • Financial Planner

  • Forensic Accountant Fraud Investigator

  • Internal Auditor

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Accountant

  • Risk Analyst

  • Tax Examiners and Collectors and Revenue Agents

  • Tax Manager

  • Tax Specialist Public Accounting or Government & Non-Profit Organizations

  • Additional hours of industry-specific training may be required to obtain employment in this field.

  • Applicants for jobs in this field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, and drug and/or alcohol testing.

  • Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.

Core Degree Courses


ACCT303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT306 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT313 Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT326 Federal Tax Accounting I
ACCT360 Managerial Accounting
ACCT406 Advanced Accounting
ACCT426 Federal Tax Accounting II
ACCT431 Federal Income Taxation
ACCT436 Advanced Cost Management
ACCT439 Professional Ethics for Accountants
ACCT440 Accounting Research
ACCT446 Auditing
ACCT454 Accounting Information Systems with Lab Accounting

Senior Project

ACCT461 Accounting Senior Project


BUSN350 Business Analysis
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL113 Composition
ENGL136 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication


HIST405 United States History
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

One of:

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
HUMN304 Multi-Ethnic Humanities

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS3253 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH116 Algebra for College Students (3)
MATH226 Statistics for Decision-Making (3)
SCI205 Environmental Science with Lab (3)

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Business Core

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Finance and Management

BUSN315 Contemporary Business
BUSN379 Finance

FAQs: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

What are DeVry’s prerequisites for enrolling in the Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting program?

There are no academic prerequisites for applying for the Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting program at DeVry, but having a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED is an admissions requirement. You can find out more information about prerequisites and potential requirements by reviewing our admissions requirements.

What are some benefits of earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Accounting at DeVry?

Graduates of our Bachelor’s of Accounting program will be prepared to explore careers in accounting across a variety of industries.4 In addition, on a national level, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 96,000 new accounting and auditing jobs will become available by 2030.5

Will DeVry’s Bachelor’s of Accounting program help me prepare for the CPA exam?

Yes! DeVry's Bachelor's in Accounting program includes courses that integrate Becker Professional Education’s CPA Review learning approach and materials, which are designed to help you build the skills needed to help you prepare to pursue the CPA Exam. During this program, you may also have the opportunity to gain a foundational understanding of the concepts covered on the CPA Exam.

How much does a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting program cost?

The cost of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from DeVry varies based on the number of qualifying credits you can transfer, the scholarships you may earn and the financial aid for which you qualify. For a more detailed explanation of the cost of an online accounting degree program, head to our tuition and financial aid page.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting?

A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from DeVry can help prepare you to pursue a number of accounting professions, such as auditor, tax accountant, bookkeeper and more. Earning an accounting degree also helps prepare you to pursue professional certifications such as the CPA Exam or a higher degree like a Master's in Accounting.

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*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
1This amount will be determined based on prevailing tuition rates at the time funds are awarded.
2Most state boards of accountancy require 150 credit hours of post-secondary education in order to sit for the CPA exam. As this program is less than 150 credit hours, this program alone does not meet the minimum coursework requirements to sit for the CPA exam. Students interested in sitting for the CPA exam should check their state’s requirements. Credits and degrees earned from this institution do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing exams to practice certain professions. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession must contact the appropriate state regulatory agency for their field of interest. DeVry is not able to recommend graduates for professional licensure in any state. New York students should contact the NYSED Office of Professions regarding professional licensure.
3Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
4Credits and degrees earned from this institution do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing exams to practice certain professions. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession must contact the appropriate state regulatory agency for their field of interest. For instance, typically 150 credit hours or education are required to meet state regulatory agency education requirements for CPA licensure.
5Growth projected on a national level, local growth will vary by location.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.