2016-2017 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The principal objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program are to provide students with a broad, fundamental knowledge of the field, to prepare students for employment in accounting careers, and to provide a strong liberal arts component that develops communications skills, information literacy, abstract thinking and critical analysis and fosters historical, political and social awareness.

Courses earned from Strayer University do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing examinations to practice certain professions in any state. All students interested in practicing a regulated accounting profession requiring licensure from a state regulatory agency should contact the appropriate state regulatory agency in the field of their interest. A listing of contact information for the most common accounting-related licensing boards is available on the Strayer University website at: http://www.strayer.edu/quick-links-and-contacts/student-consumer-information/information-licensed-careers

Licensing information is also available from the following web sites: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, www.cpa-exam.org, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, www.nasba.org, Institute of Internal Auditors, www.theiia.org, Institute of Management Accountants, www.imanet.org, Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation, www.acatcredentials.org.

Most states have additional requirements directly related to CPA examination preparation. Students should consult their respective state Board of Accountancy for further details.

Also available: Associate in Arts in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program in Arkansas, New Jersey, and North Carolina must follow the program requirements in the Catalog sections applicable to their state.  This program is available in an online-format to New Jersey students.


Area I-Core Component

ACC 100Accounting I

BUS 100Introduction to Business

CIS 105Introduction to Information Systems

COM 101Effective Communication Skills

ENG 115English Composition

MAT 104Algebra with Applications

Total Credit Hours:27.0

Area II-Major Component

ACC 206Accounting II

ACC 303Intermediate Accounting I

ACC 304Intermediate Accounting II

ACC 305Intermediate Accounting III

ACC 306Microcomputer Applications for Accountants

ACC 307Federal Taxation

ACC 317Advanced Federal Taxation

ACC 350Cost Accounting

ACC 401Advanced Accounting

ACC 403Auditing

ACC 410Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

ACC 499Undergraduate Accounting Capstone

FIN 100Principles of Finance

LEG 100Business Law I

Total Credit Hours:63.0

Area III-General Education Component

COM 201Oral Communication & Persuasion

ENG 215Research and Writing

ENG 315Professional Communications

HUM 111World Cultures I


HUM 112World Cultures II

PHI 210Critical Thinking

SCI 110Introduction to Physical Science


SCI 115Introduction to Biology


SCI 200Environmental Science

MAT 300Statistics

HIS 104American History to 1865


HIS 105American History after 1865


POL 110U.S. Government

PSY 100Psychology of Adjustment


PSY 105Introduction to Psychology


PSY 115Psychology of Success

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

SOC 450Solutions to Global Issues

Total Credit Hours:49.5

Area IV-Elective Component

These courses are selected in consultation with the Academic Advisor; within this component it is possible for students to develop a minor in a second area of study (See "Minors").  

Total Credit Hours:40.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 180