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Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits accepted
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (Downrange)

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Gain entrance to a variety of career possibilities with a bachelor's degree in accounting from UMGC Europe.

Versatility, stability, earning potential: Gain entrance to a variety of possibilities with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

If you have a way with numbers, you may want to consider earning your bachelor’s degree in accounting. No matter what their mission or type of work is, all companies and agencies need accounting departments to keep their finances on track, so with an accounting degree, you’ll have a wide range of directions to choose from.

This major combines theory and practice to help prepare you for analysis of and reporting on the economic activities of organizations. You’ll develop skills in managerial accounting, budgeting, accounting systems, internal controls, financial analysis, financial reporting, internal and external auditing, taxation, and international accounting.

This program is also available as a minor.

About the Accounting Bachelor's Degree

The accounting curriculum, developed in consultation with employers, features real-world data sets. Accounting employers often serve as guest speakers and contact UMUC to recruit our students. You’ll take courses in statistics, economics, cost accounting, income taxation, business law, and auditing. The required minor in business administration complements your accounting coursework with study of management theory, finance, and ethics.

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 326)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 310)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 311)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 321)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 323)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 410)
    or any upper-level ACCT course
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 422)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 424)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 436)
    or any upper-level ACCT course
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 438)
    or any upper-level ACCT course

The following additional related requirements for the major are listed under general education courses.

  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
  • (3 Credits, WRTG 293)
    or (3 Credits, COMM 390) or (3 Credits, WRTG 394)

Related Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)
  • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 411)
    or (3 Credits, BMGT 496)


The bachelor's degree in accounting requires 28 credits in minor and/or elective coursework.

A degree with a major in accounting requires the successful completion of 120 credits of coursework, including 36 credits for the major; and 41 credits in general education requirements; and 43¬†credits in minor and electives coursework. At least 18 credits in the major must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). See overall degree requirements.

Educational Relationship

An articulation agreement between UMGC’s Schools allows eligible students who complete their undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in accounting to reduce their total coursework for the Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management, the Master of Science in Accounting and Information Systems, or the Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Accounting at UMGC by 6 credits (two courses). More information is available in the graduate catalog.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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Additional Program Information

This program is designed to help prepare students to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and/or obtain initial licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland. To sit for the CPA Exam in Maryland, a candidate is required to have successfully completed 120 credits toward an accounting degree. Many other states, however, require candidates to successfully complete 150 credits prior to sitting for the CPA Exam.

To obtain initial licensure as a CPA in Maryland and most other states, a candidate is required to have successfully completed 150 credits. Maryland has additional requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA, not all of which can be fulfilled through education. Learn more about Maryland's requirements for initial licensure. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in their state.

Learn more about professional licensure and how to contact your state's licensing board.

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

No previous experience is needed.

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