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Frequently Asked Questions - BS in Accounting Degree

The University of Saint Mary makes it easy for online students to ask questions and find the answers they need. Below are many of the most frequently asked questions about the online BS in Accounting program. You are encouraged to ask many more questions, and the answers are always a phone call or email away.

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How fast can I complete the online bachelor's degree in accounting?
Students take on average 22 months to complete the program, but some have been able to complete the degree in as few as 20 months.

How long do I have to complete the online BS in Accounting?
Students take on average 22 months to complete the program, but you would have 24 months to complete the degree. At the same time, students should feel comfortable progressing through the program at a pace they find comfortable.

Is the online bachelor's degree in accounting a full- or part-time program?
The online BS in Accounting is offered in both full- and part-time formats.

What is the total tuition for the online BS in Accounting?
The online BS in accounting degree costs $405 per credit, totaling $24,300.

For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

Is the online BS in Accounting program accredited?
Yes, the online BS in Accounting is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Does the online bachelor's in accounting require work experience?
No, the online accounting degree does not require work experience.

What are the admission requirements for the online BS in Accounting?
The online accounting program requires a completed application, official transcripts, a minimum GPA of 2.0 as well as approximately 60 credits.

To learn about other admissions requirements for this program, visit our admissions page.

Which classes are required to complete the BS in Accounting program?
The online BS in Accounting program requires 60 credits. Coursework includes a focus on accounting principles, auditing, taxation, data analysis, and business communications. The degree-completion program is ideal for students who have completed roughly two years of college or have an earned associate in arts or associate in science from a regionally accredited institution.

You can discover more about our full list of coursework requirements on our curriculum page.