Bachelor’s in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides students with the analytical and financial skills and core accounting principles needed for a successful career.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates of the B.S. in Accounting program will be able to:

  1. Apply generally accepted accounting principles in preparing financial statements for use in business decision making.

  2. Integrate knowledge of accounting with information technology in the development of financial decisions.

  3. Apply appropriate research methods to the analysis of accounting and financial issues and communicate recommendations.

  4. Work in teams to complete projects and solve problems.

  5. Assess ethical issues in economic competition and organizational management and make recommendations for resolutions.

Program at a Glance:



Transfer Credits:

Up to 90 transfer credits can be applied to this degree


100% online


See how you can finish this degree for about $20,000

Per Credit Tuition:

$600 per credit

See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

*Tuition is based on current Peirce College tuition and does not include fees or books.

Emergency Student Aid

Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.


Bachelor of Science Degree Curriculum

Minimum Total Credits: 121

PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM112Speech Communication3
COM 312Practical Reasoning3
ECO 101Macroeconomics3
ECO 102Microeconomics3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
HUM/HISHumanities/History Core (Choose 1)3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
MAT 102College Algebra3
SCIScience Core (Choose 2)6
GEN EDGeneral Education Core (Choose 1)3
BUS 100Introduction to Business3
ACC 101Accounting Principles3
LAW 103Business Law3
MKT 101Introduction to Marketing3
MAT109Statistics I3
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
ACC 203Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 204Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 222Managerial Accounting3
FIN 201Introduction to Finance3
BUS 301Global Dimensions in Business3
MGT 210Applied Management Concepts3
ACC 301Auditing3
ACC 325Taxation3
MGT 310Ethical Leadership3
FIN 401Financial Analysis3
ACC 450Accounting Capstone3
CWE 406 or ELECooperative Work Experience or Elective Course3
ELEElective Courses (choose 8)
Recommended courses include ACC 303, ACC 401, ACC 410, MGT 404, MGT 405

Careers in Accounting

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for accountants are expected to grow through 2029 and the median salary for accountants is more than $70,000.

Graduates of our Accounting degree program hold positions like business analysts, credit analysts, financial examiners, and personal financial analysts. Many employers are looking for graduates with accounting degrees, particularly service and government agencies, small to medium sized companies, and accounting firms.

For more information about potential accounting careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Business Careers page.

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