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Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $318 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Versatility, stability, earning potential: Possibilities abound with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

If you have a way with numbers and are in search of a career that is always in demand, start earning a Bachelor of Science in accounting at University of Maryland Global Campus. 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. Develop skills in managerial accounting, budgeting, accounting systems, internal controls, financial analysis, financial reporting, auditing, taxation, and international accounting.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 36 Credits

  • (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 (12 credits) may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
  • Choose one of the following writing courses:
    • (3 Credits, WRTG 293)
    • (3 Credits, COMM 390)
    • (3 Credits, WRTG 394)

The following required courses (15 credits) may be applied to elective requirements:

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)
  • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 411) or (3 Credits, BMGT 496)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 43 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (3 Credits, PACE 111B) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, DATA 200) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) and (1 Credit, NUTR 101) 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 (3 Credits, NSCI 100) 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, FINC 330) Elective
19 (3 Credits, ACCT 311) Major
20 (3 Credits, DATA 320) Elective
21 (3 Credits, ACCT 326) Major
22 (3 Credits, IFSM 330) Elective
23 (3 Credits, ACCT 321) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 394) General Education: Communication
25 (3 Credits, DATA 335) Elective
26 (3 Credits, ACCT 323) Major
27 (3 Credits, ACCT 411) Major
28 (3 Credits, CSIA 310) Elective
29 (3 Credits, ACCT 410) Major
30 (3 Credits, BMGT 364) Major
31 (3 Credits, MRKT 310) Elective
32 (3 Credits, ACCT 422) Major
33 (3 Credits, BMGT 380) Major
34 (3 Credits, CSIA 350) Elective
35 (3 Credits, ACCT 424) Major
36 (3 Credits, FINC 328) Elective
37 (3 Credits, ACCT 436) Major
38 (3 Credits, BMGT 335) Elective
39 (3 Credits, IFSM 438) Elective
40 (3 Credits, ACCT 438) Major
41 (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) Elective


Accelerated Pathway

Through an accelerated pathway, students who complete this program may be eligible to reduce their total coursework for a master's degree in Accounting and Financial Management, CyberAccounting, or Management with an Accounting specialization and our graduate certificate in accounting information security by up to 6 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

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

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for accounting careers and certifications in a wide range of industries as well as at corporations and nonprofit and government organizations.

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Accountants & Auditors
There are more than 1.4 million accounting & auditing professionals in the United States.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | "Occupational Outlook Handbook: Accountants and Auditors" | 2020

Industry Certification Exams

This program is designed to help prepare you for the following certification exams:

* Requirements for CPA certification vary from state to state.

Learn more about professional licensure.

State-Specific Details

This program is designed to help prepare students to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and/or obtain initial licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland. To sit for the CPA Exam in Maryland, a candidate is required to have successfully completed 120 credits toward an accounting degree. Many other states, however, require candidates to successfully complete 150 credits prior to sitting for the CPA Exam.

To obtain initial licensure as a CPA in Maryland and most other states, a candidate is required to have successfully completed 150 credits. Maryland has additional requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA, not all of which can be fulfilled through education. Learn more about Maryland's requirements for initial licensure. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in their state.

Learn more about professional licensure and how to contact your state's licensing board.

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