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ODU's Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides adult students with the opportunity to develop the appropriate skills and knowledge for entry-level accounting positions or for entry into graduate studies. 

The hands-on approach to learning is solidified as students have the opportunity to become skillful with the accounting tools and practices that are used in everyday business decision making. The program is aligned with CPA and CMA exam knowledge area requirements.

Students may choose to double major with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and in Business Administration.


Course Requirements & Descriptions

  • B.S. in Accounting - Cohort Format

    Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in addition to the major requirements listed below.

    Major Courses

    Courses Credits
    ACT 310 Intermediate Accounting I 3*
    ACT 320 Intermediate Accounting II 3*
    ACT 340 Cost Accounting 3*
    ACT 410 Accounting Information Systems 3*
    ACT 421 Individual Taxation 3*
    ACT 422 Business Taxation & Research 3*
    ACT 430 Auditing & Assurance Services 3*
    ACT 440 Advanced Accounting 3*
    Business Core Courses

    Courses Credits
    ACT 210L Accounting for Financial Decision Making 4*
    ACT 220L Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 4*
    BUS 220L Principles of Marketing 4*
    BUS 240L Management & Organization Behavior 4*
    BUS 318L Business & Society 2*
    BUS 343L Human Resource Management 2*
    BUS 345L Business & Employment Law 2*
    BUS 479L CORE: Strategic Management 4*
    FIN 325L Managerial Finance 4*
    CIS 107L Computer Applications 4*
    ECN 207L Principles of Microeconomics 4*
    ECN 208L Principles of Macroeconomics 4*
    Required Correlatives

    Courses Credits
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 4
    PHL 346 Principles of Business Ethics 2
    Total Credits Required 72

     * Used to calculate the Major GPA