Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Online. Affordable. Flexible. Supportive.

About the Online B.S. in Accounting

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.

We’re 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’ll graduate with the experience, insights, and sought-after-skills that employers need.

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Affordable Tuition

Cost per credit for the online bachelor’s in Accounting is just $241 plus fees.

Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates among state universities in Alabama and Tennessee.

Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.

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83% of Athens State alumni are employed following graduation — outperforming average national employment rates.*

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Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of using their expertise to help students succeed.

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Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.

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Because our tuition is affordable, our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation.*

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Our online bachelor’s degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.

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Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with 200 years of academic excellence.

*according to a 2019-20 Alabama economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass

How to Apply

Students seeking admission to the the on-campus, hybrid, or online B.S. in Accounting program must have:

  • At least 36 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution(s) prior to term of admission
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 15 credit hours applicable to Athens State general education requirements

Have questions about the eligibility of your transfer credits? Feel free to reach out to our admissions team at or (256) 252‑3216.

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Accounting Careers

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:

  • Financial manager
  • Accounting clerk
  • Financial analyst
  • Payroll specialist
  • Forensic accountant

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