Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Online. Affordable. Flexible. Supportive.

Apply By: 4/19/2021

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About the Online BS in Accounting

Regardless of size, location, or profitability, every business needs accounting professionals. Due to this ever-present demand, a career in accounting appeals to many professionals — and the online Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Athens State University can put you on that popular career path.

Accountants ensure businesses are in the black, as well as adhering to tax regulations and making the best use of their money. Our BS in Accounting will equip you with in-demand skills that will serve any organization. Our faculty members boast decades of experience that they use to influence the degree curriculum, arming you to help companies meet today’s business challenges.

Affordable Tuition

The cost per credit varies by state and degree modality.

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

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

Online Tuition, In-State or Out-of-State: $225 per credit hour

On-Campus Tuition, In-State: $225 per credit hour

On-Campus Tuition, Out-of-State: $450 per credit hour

Support You Can Count On


80% of Athens State alumni are employed in Alabama within one year after graduating.

Experienced Faculty

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

Small Classes

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


Athens State is the most affordable state school in Alabama and Tennessee.


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


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

How to Apply

Students seeking admission to the on-campus, hybrid, or online BS 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.

Accounting student studying in the library.

Accounting Careers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of accounting professionals to grow 4% between 2019 and 2029.

Our BS in Accounting can help you start a career in entry-level positions in:

  • Tax regulation
  • Financial consulting
  • Financial risk management
  • Small business
  • Banking

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