Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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Develop the Skills for a Consistently In-Demand Profession

As long as there are businesses, there will be a need for accounting professionals. All businesses, big or small, need trained number crunchers who can balance the books, monitor potential changes in tax codes, and set spending budgets. You can help fill this need when you earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wilson College Online.

The accounting program at Wilson will introduce you to the foundational accounting skills and strategies that you’ll need for a successful career, all while instilling in you a steadfast commitment to ethics and advancing social good.

Prepare Yourself for an Accounting Career

Our courses cover every aspect of the accounting profession you’ll need to launch your career, from accounting information systems and tax law to statistics and business communication. On top of these tangible, career-focused accounting skills, our degree will also prepare you to navigate the ever-changing dynamics of modern business with an emphasis on ethical decision-making and international business. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Comprehend and distribute technical and financial information
  • Communicate critical financial information to key stakeholders
  • Work in a team environment

What Will You Do With Your Accounting Degree?

Year after year, the accounting profession sees steady growth, making the job market excellent for new graduates pursuing a wide variety of careers.

Internships are an integral part of the accounting program, providing students with real-world experience, exposure to various accounting settings, and career planning resources.

A degree in accounting can lead to opportunities in:

  • Public accounting
  • Financial institutions
  • Manufacturing
  • Merchandising
  • Service enterprises
  • Federal, state, or local government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Graduate programs, business school, or law school

Curriculum & Courses

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

ACC 105

Financial Accounting

3 credit hours

ACC 106

Managerial Accounting

3 credit hours

ACC 205

Intermediate Accounting I

3 credit hours

ACC 206

Intermediate Accounting II

3 credit hours

ACC 220

Accounting Information Systems

3 credit hours

ACC 307

Cost Accounting

3 credit hours

ACC 321

Taxes I

3 credit hours

ACC 322

Taxes II

3 credit hours

ACC 355

Internship

3 credit hours

- or -

ACC 301

Auditing and Other Assurance Services

3 credit hours

BUS 124

Introduction to Management

3 credit hours

BUS 216

Business Communications

3 credit hours

BUS 223

Marketing Management

3 credit hours

BUS 225

Business Law

3 credit hours

BUS 240

Corporate Finance Fundamentals

3 credit hours

ECO 101

Intro to Macroeconomics

3 credit hours

ECO 102

Intro to Microeconomics

3 credit hours

ECO 315

Comparative Economics/Political Systems

3 credit hours

MAT 115

Introductory Statistics

3 credit hours

PHI 226

Business Ethics

3 credit hours

- or -

RLS 226

Business Ethics

3 credit hours

One of the following three:

BUS 321

Labor and Employee Relations

3 credit hours

BUS 322

Organizational Behavior

3 credit hours

BUS 326

Human Resource Management

3 credit hours

One of the following two:

ACC 499

Senior Thesis/Project

3 credit hours

BUS 413

Strategic Management

3 credit hours

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"Wilson College’s Cost Accounting class thoroughly covered not only theory and practices but also tied what we were learning in class to the real world. My Costing Project gave me the opportunity to have a one-on-one interview with a local manager, to document an actual company’s costing approach, and to provide my own analysis of its methods. Sharing my results with my classmates and hearing theirs as well made what we learned in the classroom relevant and complete.”
-Margaret Stafford, 2007

Tuition and Financial Aid

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$360 per credit hour

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6-14 credits per semester

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Financial assistance and payment plans available

Wilson College Online is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. We’re proud to offer online courses at $360 per credit hour as a private college—which is lower than the national average cost of four-year public universities. Plus, our dedicated financial services team will help you get the aid you deserve.

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Personal Learning Environment

Our 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures every student gets the individualized attention they deserve.

Flexible Coursework

Flexible Coursework

Asynchronous coursework allows you to work at your own pace with no set class times—enabling you to earn a degree when and where it makes sense for you.

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Attentive Faculty

Our devoted faculty truly care about your success, both in the classroom and beyond. Their virtual door is always open for mentorship, career advice, and academic support.

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Regional Recognition

Wilson College provides the opportunity for transformative education, which is why U.S. News named the institution among the Top Performers on Social Mobility in the North.

Ethical Education

Ethical Education

Our liberal studies emphasis creates agents of justice who fuel meaningful positive change in society. You’ll learn to put your accounting degree toward social good.

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Sense of Belonging

Our online programs honor Wilson’s rich history of providing accessible and inclusive education. No matter your background, you belong at Wilson.

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We know you're more than just a student and you have many responsibilities outside of school. That’s why we offer flexible, asynchronous online courses that allow you to study at your own pace, on your own schedule.

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What You Need for Admission

We believe in equitable education and the individuality of every student. Each student has had their own experiences that have led them to Wilson, and those specific experiences should be weighed when a student is applying for admission.

That’s why Wilson College Online reviews every application on a holistic, case-by-case basis, without any steadfast GPA or standardized test score requirements. Every student's application is assessed solely on their own merits, not against any hardline admission requirements.

Required Documents for
First-Time-in-College Applicants

  • Official high school transcript

Required Documents for
Transfer Applicants

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcript(s)

About Wilson College

Initially founded as an all-women’s college in 1869, Wilson College’s mission is to empower students to be confident critical thinkers, creative visionaries, effective communicators, and agents of justice in their communities. Across all programs and fields of study, the College is fiercely committed to and passionate about providing student-centric education and individualized attention and support to ensure our students succeed.

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