Bachelor's In Accounting Online Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jun 24, 2019

Propel Your Career Forward by Earning One of the Best Online Accounting Degrees

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, Liberty offers one of the best online accounting degrees that will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for a career as an accountant, credit or budget analyst, auditor or financial planner. By earning your online accounting degree, you will graduate with valued skills in the current economy and job outlook.

Accountants are in prime positions to assist businesses with risk analysis and plan 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?

Liberty is pleased to offer you one of the best accounting degrees online. With Liberty’s 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 sound moral and biblical perspective. This sets our accounting degree apart from others, and we are proud to offer this substantial foundational training.

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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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Military Benefits
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Admission Requirements

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • Eight-week courses, eight 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 any career field you pursue. The training you receive will open doors of opportunity in many areas within the financial and accounting industries. Below are a few career options that are commonly associated with someone who has an online accounting degree.

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Nonprofit

Industry Outlook: The U.S. Department of Labor projects an 11 percent growth, a faster than average growth, 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 on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts with a completed official 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 course syllabi (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. Additional requirements are usually needed to receive CPA certification; students should consult with their state board.

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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 five 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.
  • Students are able to earn additional credit for life experience, training, or military training.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • You can complete this accounting degree in about three years.
  • You will gain a broad-based foundation in major course areas needed for many career fields within the financial market.