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Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Online

Sound accounting practices are critical to a successful business operation. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from American Public University (APU), you will gain a foundation in principles and best practices in the field as you learn to manage accounting issues common in business, nonprofit, and government settings.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP-Accredited

APU's Bachelor of Science in Accounting has earned specialty accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP®).

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Essential Coursework

APU’s curriculum builds knowledge and skill in core areas of the discipline: accounting and auditing, investments and securities, tax codes, and finance law, including an exploration of Sarbanes-Oxley and Securities and Exchange Commission regulations.

Experiential Learning

Through online labs and simulations, you’ll get hands-on experience to build the practical skills needed for this important profession. You’ll be guided by faculty who bring their real-world knowledge from business, government, and the military.

Practical Takeaways

Your capstone experience is a senior seminar, examining real-world cases involving auditing and accounting issues. You will complete an academic project or paper related to these case studies to demonstrate mastery of your learning.

CPA Bound?

Successful completion of this program may or may not satisfy the educational requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Educational requirements for the CPA exam vary by state. Request information to learn more.

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