Courses for a Degree in Accounting

A college degree in accounting focuses on tracking and recording the flow of money in a business.

For this major you’ll take lots of accounting and business classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as an accountant.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in accounting:

Accounting Courses:

  • Financial Accounting I
  • Managerial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting III
  • Managerial Accounting II
  • Information Systems for Accounting
  • Tax
  • Auditing
  • Business Electives

Core Business Courses:

  • Business Statistics
  • Finance
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management Science / Operational Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Law

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology