Bachelor's In Accounting Online Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020

Propel Your Career Forward by Earning an Online Accounting Degree

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting is designed to equip you with proficiency in one of the most fundamental languages of the business world. Whether you are interested in working as a public or private accountant, credit or budget analyst, auditor or financial planner, this bachelor’s degree in accounting will provide the training and knowledge you need to be successful. By earning your online accounting degree, you will graduate with valued skills in the current economy.

Accountants are in prime positions to assist businesses with risk analysis and develop plans for future needs of the company. Often, accountants with college-level training are put in management roles as consultants and financial experts. With an online accounting degree, you will be set up for success in any business situation or career you pursue. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Accounting Degree?

BestColleges Best Online Bachelors In AccountingLiberty is pleased to offer you one of the best accounting degrees online. By pursuing this accounting degree online, you will develop the proficiency in communication and computer application skills needed to work with complex accounting issues. You will also learn to identify, analyze, and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a moral, ethical, and biblical perspective. This sets our accounting degree apart from others.

Throughout this degree program, you will be trained in accounting industry best practices that will cut to the core of business operations so that you can be a useful asset in your chosen field. Our industry-leading curriculum is taught by business professionals who have real-world experience, both in the private and public sectors. The 100% online format of our accounting degree gives you the flexibility to work from home, even with a busy schedule.

As you work through the courses within our online accounting degree, you will develop analytical and communication skills that can prepare you to sit for certifications like the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Additional requirements may be needed to receive CPA certification. We encourage students to contact their state board regarding questions about requirements for the CPA. You can also speak with one of our admissions counselors for additional information by calling (800) 424-9595.

What Will You Learn in Our Accounting Degree Online?

Completing Liberty University’s online accounting degree will give you a thorough background in all areas of becoming a successful accountant to ensure you meet the requirements and challenges of current-day financial management. Course content within our online accounting degree includes financial and managerial accounting, auditing, corporate finance, principles of marketing, and business policy.

You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor’s degrees in business administration, information systems, or information technology.

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Admission Requirements

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts — $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times
  • Potential college credit for military training

Potential Career Options with Our Online Accounting Degree

With an accounting degree, you will be set up for success in a variety of career fields. Below are a few career options that may be available to you once you have earned your accounting degree.

  • Corporate accounting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Nonprofit

Industry outlook: The U.S. Department of Labor projects an 11% growth, which is faster than average, for all occupations. As globalization increases and the economy grows, there is an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment. The changing financial landscape creates a strong demand for accountants and auditors.*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.

Admission Requirements for the Undergraduate Accounting Degree Online

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Degree Information for Our Accounting Degree Online

  • This program falls under the School of Business.
  • Download and explore the Degree Completion Plan.
  • View the Undergraduate Business Course Guides (login required).
  • This program will prepare you to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam. However, students should verify CPA exam qualification with their state board because additional requirements are usually needed to receive CPA certification.

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Highlights of Liberty’s Online Degree in Accounting

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years — and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • By earning an online accounting degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Awarded Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting by
  • This program is ACBSP accredited.
  • You may be able to earn additional credit for life experience, training, or military training.
  • This program is offered in an 8-week course format with 8 different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • You can complete this accounting degree in about 3.5 years.
  • You will gain a broad-based foundation in major course areas needed for many career fields within the financial market.