Earn a B.S. in Accounting From Athens State

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About Our Online Accounting Degree

When you pursue an accounting degree, you’re looking for more than a job — you’re looking to open yourself to more growth opportunities in the accounting field by becoming an expert in all things related to budgets, taxes, and finance regulations. Nobody understands that better than Athens State University, which is why our online Bachelor of Science in Accounting is specifically designed to position you for long-term success in your accounting career.

With courses covering everything from forensic accounting and federal tax accounting to law for accountants and international economics and trade, our accounting degree will transform you into a holistic accounting professional who can be the financial expert in any organization. Our experienced faculty has designed our accounting courses around the industry’s most revered certifications — the CPA, CMA, and CFE — to ensure you’re poised to earn key credentials that will make you stand out once you graduate. We’re also proud to be a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Anti-Fraud Education Partnership as well as the Institute of Management Accountants Higher Education Endorsement Program. We’ve even partnered with Unanet to offer a curriculum specifically tailored to the complex world of government contract accounting. In addition to these partnerships, our extensive and long-standing relationships with local accounting firms will help you confidently land a paid internship, doing real accounting work, while you’re still in school. You will graduate with the experience, insights, and sought-after-skills that employers need.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of accounting professionals to grow 7% between 2020 and 2030. Our Bachelor of Science in Accounting can help you expand your growth opportunities in accounting jobs like:

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Why Choose Athens State for Your Accounting Degree?

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Our diverse faculty members infuse the curriculum with insights from their vast industry experience to help prepare graduates to pass the certification exams that will boost their careers.

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Upon completing the bachelor’s in accounting program at Athens State, you’ll meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Alabama.

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On average, our bachelor’s graduates have 8% higher employment rates than the national average and can see a $16,000 salary increase compared to the average mid career salary of professionals with an associate’s degree (according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass).

“Athens State has been more than I could ever have hoped for it to be. It has far exceeded my expectations.”

Elizabeth T.

College of Business, 2019

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Our Commitment to an Affordable Online Accounting Degree

We understand the biggest barrier to completing a degree as a returning learner is often the cost — that’s why we’re so proud to be the most affordable state university for both Alabama and Tennessee students. Whether you’re in state or out of state, our online B.S. in Accounting costs $241 per credit plus fees. Our tuition is so low that our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation, according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass.

About Athens State University

Athens State University, the oldest continuously operating higher education institution in Alabama, is an upper-division university that meets the needs of students often left underserved in other learning environments. We exclusively serve transfer students — whether they’re returning adult learners or younger undergraduate transfers — and provide them with career-focused education that will prepare them to enter the workforce. Our faculty members are uniquely attentive to the needs of both students and employers, and they develop curricula to serve each group equally. Students graduate from Athens State with the confidence to seize control of their careers and find success in their professional endeavors.

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