BS In Accounting
Credit Hours
Degree ACBSP
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024

Pursue an Accounting Degree that Brings You Closer to Reaching Your Goals!

At Liberty, we think your college education is about more than classroom lectures and final exams. Let us come alongside you as your accounting skills are sharpened through real-world application, professors with years of field experience, and an academic community that will make you feel at home.

Join a student organization, such as our Accounting Society, and get plugged into something so much bigger than yourself. Watch your professors invest in you through personal care and professional expertise. We are confident that you will feel like you’re with family at Liberty University.

ACBSP Accredited Program LogoAmong only 3% of business schools worldwide to receive ACBSP accreditation

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Data Analysis?

Choosing a school is exciting. But we know there are a lot of options to sort through, which can make your decision harder. If you are looking for an accounting degree that will give you hands-on experience, a lifetime network of peers and professors, and a strong biblical foundation for your education, then Liberty University has the program you need!

At Liberty, we want to see you succeed. By taking the appropriate coursework in your degree, you will be able to sit for the following licensure exams:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Financial Accountant (CFA)

And with our School of Business building, you can expand your practice outside the classroom. From simulated stock trading rooms with New York Stock Exchange display boards to a 2,000-square-foot Center for Entrepreneurship, you are guaranteed to find what you need and set yourself up for success.

What Will You Learn in Our Accounting Bachelor’s Degree?

Our bachelor’s in accounting degree covers the fundamentals of financial, managerial, and cost accounting. The core courses of our accounting degree provide training in computer apps, probability and statistics, and organizational behavior. As you progress in this degree, you will study more specific topics like taxation, business law, and marketing, which all provide marketable skills and training for your future career. As a nonprofit Christian university, we also believe in equipping you with strong biblical principles that translate seamlessly into accounting ethics.

As you start applying for jobs at the end of your program, you will realize how vital it is to have more than just accounting know-how. Companies are looking for leaders who manage with integrity. With Liberty’s mission to Train Champions for Christ, we want our students to stand out for all the right reasons! Set yourself higher. Be known for your character.  

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to find out more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

ACCT 212 – Managerial Accounting

This course provides a study of the fundamentals of managerial accounting with an emphasis on financial statement analysis, cost accounting measurement systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, managerial decision-making concepts, operational budgeting, standard cost systems, and capital budgeting.

ACCT 340 – Accounting Ethics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • This course provides an analysis of ethical standards in the accounting profession. Major ethics paradigms are examined and contrasted with a Christian worldview of ethics.
  • This course provides an in-depth examination of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and other ethical standards in the accounting profession.
  • The course also presents an ethical decision-making model for the accounting profession.

ACCT 401 – Taxation I

This course provides a study of the legal and accounting aspects of federal taxation with an emphasis on individuals and unincorporated businesses.

BUSI 320 – Finance Principles

This course provides a study of the financial forms of business organization, with special attention to the corporation and its advantages and disadvantages; capital stocks and bonds; budgeting; dividend policy; failure and reorganization; financial accounting; and cash flows.

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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Our Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Data Analysis offers both hands-on experience and resume-boosting opportunities! Our School of Business is among only 3% of business schools worldwide to earn ACBSP accreditation. Our program will provide you with the following:

  • Internship opportunities
  • Accounting-specific clubs like our Accounting Society!
  • 3+1 Accelerated Business Program, where you can get your bachelor’s and master’s degree in just 4 years! This is great for students seeking CPA certification.
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship, our creative learning environment for entrepreneurs

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Career Opportunities for Accounting Graduates

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting can help prepare you for the following occupations:

  • Accounting manager
  • Auditor
  • Bank officer
  • Budget analyst
  • Certified public accountant
  • Cost accounting
  • Credit manager
  • Government accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Internal revenue agent
  • Managerial accounting
  • Tax accountant

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.