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Bachelor's Degrees

Online Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Take the Next Step in Your Accounting Journey

Looking to advance your accounting skills? Get started with our online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting here at DeVry University. While working toward your Bachelor's in Accounting, you'll have the opportunity to learn the foundations of financial accounting and build accounting skills that can be applied in industries such as finance, management, entertainment, operations management and forensic accounting.

Get To Know Our Bachelor’s in Accounting Degree Program

Pursuing an online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting here at DeVry can give you a strong foundation in accounting and economics, as well as a thorough understanding of business technology, government laws and regulations, business administration and management. Our experienced professors will help guide you through the topics and skills needed to prepare to pursue a career in the field of accounting, such as profits and losses, assets, liabilities and cash flow management.

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Scholarships & Grants

Explore Scholarships That May Help Fund Your Education

DeVry provides a wide range of scholarship and grant options to help make college more affordable. 

For Transfer Students

Future-Ready Transfer Scholarship

If you have qualifying credits from a previous institution, you may qualify to receive up to $7,1681 in scholarship funding toward your bachelor’s degree at DeVry and up to $3,5841 toward your DeVry associate degree. 

Minimum Completion Time*
2 year
8 months
Normal Completion Time
4 years

Accelerate at Your Pace

Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Bachelor's Degree in as few as 2 years and 8 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 4 years.**

*Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in 14 to 16 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks.
**Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 2 semesters and full-time enrollment in 14 to 16 credit hours per semester.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

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

  • Critical Thinking
    Learn how to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making
    Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to make the most appropriate choice.
  • 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, earnings per share, accounting changes, error correction and cash flow.
  • Auditing
    Examine the principles, practices and procedures used by public accountants for certifying corporate financial statements.
  • 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.
  • 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.

An Industry Advantage

Our Bachelor's in Accounting program includes elements of Becker Professional Education's industry-leading content, giving you the opportunity to gain exposure to today's relevant accounting principles.


Accreditation and Recognition Matter

DeVry is proud to be accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),

Our Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is accredited2 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Student Achievement

Career Opportunities in Accounting

Graduates of our Bachelor's in Accounting degree program may consider careers such as:
  • Accountant³
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Cost Accountant
  • General Ledger Accountant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Accounting Manager
  • Auditor Government & Non-Profit Organizations
  • Internal Auditor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Tax Accountant³
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Careers in Accounting
Program Courses

Accounting Courses

Core Degree Courses
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Intermediate Accounting III
Federal Tax Accounting I
Managerial Accounting
Advanced Accounting
Federal Tax Accounting II
Federal Income Taxation
Advanced Cost Management
Professional Ethics for Accountants
Accounting Research
Accounting Information Systems with Lab Accounting
Senior Project
Accounting Senior Project
Introduction to Business Analytics
Management of Technology Resources
General Degree Courses
Communication Skills
Composition With Lab
Advanced Composition
Technical Writing

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
United States History
Technology, Society and Culture

+ Choose one below:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Principles of Ethics

+ Choose one below:

Introduction to the Humanities
Multi-Ethnic Humanities
Social Sciences
Principles of Economics
Culture and Society

+ Choose one below:

Environmental Sociology
Cultural Diversity in the Professions
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Statistics for Decision-Making
Nutrition, Health and Wellness With Lab
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Business Core
Financial Accounting
Data Analysis with Spreadsheets With Lab
Introduction to Business and Technology
Computer Applications for Business With Lab
Principles of Management
Finance and Management
Contemporary Business

4Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

FAQs: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

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

To enroll in our Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting program at DeVry, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED. Other requirements also apply, such as having earned a minimum GPA. You can find out more by reviewing our Admissions Requirements.

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

Our online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting program can help graduates prepare to pursue careers in accounting across a variety of industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment of accountants and auditors to grow 4% from 2022 to 2032, with about 126,500 job openings each year, on average, over the decade.5 This growth is projected on a national level and local growth will vary by location. This projection is not specific to DeVry University graduates and may include earners at all stages of their careers.

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

The cost of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting here at DeVry varies based on the number of qualifying credits you may have and any financial aid, scholarships or grants6 you may qualify for. 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 accountant,3 auditor, financial analyst and more. Earning an accounting degree may also help you meet the requirements necessary to pursue a graduate degree like a Master’s in Accounting.

Does an accounting degree help me meet CPA or CMA certification requirements?

An undergraduate degree in accounting can help you in meeting the educational requirements for accounting certifications by preparing you with fundamental knowledge of accounting and economics and helping you earn credit hours that may apply toward your exam requirements. Additional college credits and professional experience are required to qualify for CPA3 (Certified Public Accountant) or CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification, and each credential has its own set of requirements. After completing your bachelor’s degree, our Graduate Certificate in Accounting Certification Preparation with an emphasis in CPA Exam Preparation or CMA Exam Preparation, can help you get ready to pursue the certification that aligns with your professional goals.  

What graduate degrees could I consider after earning my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting?

If you choose to advance your education with a continued concentration in accounting, consider earning a Master’s Degree in Accounting from our Keller Graduate School of Management. This online graduate degree program is designed to help you explore career opportunities with your choice of emphasis on CPA Exam Preparation, CMA Exam Preparation or General Accounting.  

Another option is our MBA with a Specialization in Accounting. This Master of Business Administration program allows you to continue advancing your accounting knowledge with coursework in financial reporting and accounting standards, while covering business administration topics like management theory and practices, collaboration, corporate-level communications and problem solving. 

How do I become an accountant?

Like any other important endeavor, your journey to an accounting career should begin with planning. We recommend you follow a 4-step roadmap that consists of making a commitment to education, choosing a degree or specialization, identifying job or internship opportunities that interest you and, finally, earning the certifications and degrees that align with your professional goals.

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1This amount will be determined based on prevailing tuition rates at the time funds are awarded.
2Conferral 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.
3Credits 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. Coursework may qualify for credit towards the State Board of Accountancy requirements. However, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the state board of accountancy for the jurisdiction in which they are applying to determine whether they have completed the appropriate credit hours and coursework to qualify to take the CPA exam. Employees of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management are not in a position to determine an individual’s eligibility to take the CPA exam or satisfy licensing.
4Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
6Students may participate in only one DeVry University-based scholarship, grant or group tuition benefit program at a time. Those who qualify for more than one program will be presumed to accept the program with the highest reduction in by-session cost. Students who qualify for and prefer a different tuition benefit program must confirm, in writing, the alternate program in which they wish to participate prior to starting classes at DeVry. Scholarship and grant terms and eligibility conditions are subject to change. Scholarships are available to those who apply and qualify. Click here for more information.