Bachelor of Science Business Administration in Accounting

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Tuition / credit hour $339.83
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Library $4.16
Network & Data Systems $11.10
Off-Campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2022 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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An Online Accounting Degree that Counts

Earn a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Sam M. Walton College of Business, one of the Top 30 Public Business Schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Enter or advance in the workplace with strong knowledge of accounting principles and skills, taught by an AACSB-accredited institution.


Why Study Accounting at the University of Arkansas?

An Accounting degree from Walton College can give you an edge in a competitive business world. The online program is particularly suited for individuals changing career paths or working toward completing the educational requirements for the *CPA exam. World-class faculty help you gain the accounting knowledge needed to move ahead in your career. All industries need individuals with accounting skills for a variety of business jobs throughout the organization, including managers and analysts. Accounting represents the language of business and provides individuals with the skills needed to evaluate the financial implications of business strategies and plans.


Why Study Accounting Online?

This online degree provides a flexible and cost-effective opportunity for students to pursue an accounting major, whether they are new to college, completing an accounting degree started years ago, or seeking an additional degree to enhance their skill sets. Walton College offers courses in a flexible online format within traditional 15-week semesters in fall and spring and within five-week sessions in summer.


Accounting Degree Classification

All students are classified as pre-business with an intended major of accounting until the following pre-business requirements are fulfilled:

  • Earn a grade of "B" or better in ACCT 2013 – Accounting Principles I
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in the following pre-business core courses:
  • Complete all pre-business core courses (or equivalents) with a minimum 2.50 GPA.
  • Obtain at least a 2.50 overall GPA.
  • All pre-business requirements must be met prior to enrollment into upper-division business and Accounting major courses.

The catalog of studies has the details on course requirements for an accounting major.

Some prospective students can qualify for an application fee waiver.

*The 120 credit hour undergraduate degree, alone, does not meet the 150 credit hour education requirements for CPA examination eligibility. Passing the CPA examination is the first step in licensure. Students must complete additional coursework to meet the 150 credit hour education requirements for CPA examination eligibility. Students should work closely with the Department CPA Examination Advisor to select the appropriate coursework for CPA examination qualification purposes for the state where licensure is desired.

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