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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
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Versatility, stability, earning potential: Possibilities abound with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

If you have a way with numbers and are in search of a career that is always in demand, start earning a Bachelor of Science in accounting at University of Maryland Global Campus Europe. 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. Develop skills in managerial accounting, budgeting, accounting systems, internal controls, financial analysis, financial reporting, auditing, and more.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

  • Required Major Courses: 36
  • Minor and Elective Courses: 43
  • General Education Courses: 41

Required Major Courses

Required Major Courses: 36 Credits 

  • (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 326)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 410)
    or any upper-level ACCT course
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 422)
  • ACCT 424
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 436)
    or any upper-level ACCT course
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 438)
    or any upper-level ACCT course

Related Required Courses: 27 Credits

The following required courses may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)
  • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 411)
    or (3 Credits, BMGT 496)
  • (3 Credits, WRTG 293)
    or (3 Credits, COMM 390)
    or (3 Credits, WRTG 394)


If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in accounting, an accelerated pathway between UMGC undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting allows you to reduce your total coursework for a related graduate degree by up to 6 credits.

The following undergraduate-to-graduate course substitutions will be accepted for a maximum of 6 credits in our master's degree programs in accounting and financial management, cyberaccounting, or management with an accounting specialization.

  • Fraud and Forensic Accounting
    (3 Credits, ACCT 438) and Forensic and Investigative Accounting
    (3 Credits, ACCT 440) substitute for Fraud Examination
    (3 Credits, ACCT 630)
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
    (3 Credits, ACCT 422) and Internal Auditing
    (3 Credits, ACCT 436) substitute for Auditing
    (3 Credits, ACCT 628)
  • Federal Income Tax I
    (3 Credits, ACCT 323) and Federal Income Tax II
    (3 Credits, ACCT 417) substitute for Federal Income Taxation
    (3 Credits, ACCT 613)

The substitutions listed above are the only ones possible. Note that a minimum grade of B must be earned in each undergraduate course for the credits to be accepted at the graduate level. 


These requirements are for students who enroll in the current academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor's General Education Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC Europe maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

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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