• 10002188
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Purdue University Global
Purdue University
2550 Northwestern Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Staff Approved


Instructors must possess an academic degree relevant to what they are teaching and at least one level above the level at which they teach, except in programs for terminal degrees or when equivalent experience is established.

If a faculty member holds a master’s degree or higher in a discipline or subfield other than that in which he or she is teaching, that faculty member must have completed a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or subfield in which they teach. Instructors teaching in graduate programs should hold the terminal degree determined by the discipline and have a record of research, scholarship, or achievement appropriate for the graduate program.

Description and Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to prepare you for entry into the accounting profession. You will learn how to apply the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to business applications and acquire knowledge of management tools to formulate information for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses of business entities. This program will also provide you with skills to categorize business and personal taxation, as well as the ability to analyze financial reports. This program is aligned with the content of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination® (CPA), so students who complete the degree will be on their way to meeting the educational requirements to be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information. Refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section for additional program disclosure information.


In addition to the required core and major courses, you can further specialize your degree by choosing one of four concentrations: public accountancy, managerial accountancy, tax accountancy, or auditing/forensic accountancy.

Program Length

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.

Program Outcomes

Discipline-Specific Outcomes

  1. GAAP Application: Apply the conceptual framework of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to business applications.
  2. Management Tools: Formulate information for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses of business entities.
  3. Taxation: Categorize taxation of individuals and businesses.
  4. Financial Reports: Evaluate financial reports.
  5. Communication: Compose communications required for accounting professionals.
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Purdue Global's Admissions Requirements may be viewed at the following site: www.purdueglobal.edu.

The deadlines are dependent upon which Track (A, B, or C) and term the student chooses to start. Academic Calendars are posted online at www.purdueglobal.edu.



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  • Online
  • 4 year(s)
  • 180 academic credit hours
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Financial Information

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid:

  • No
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