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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Become a Player in the Growing Field of Accounting

Recent financial crises and an increase in financial regulations have made accounting a growth market for accountants, CPAs, and professionals in related fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the demand for accountants will have grown by 16%.

If you are thorough, detail-oriented and meticulous, Stratford University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting program can help you acquire the skills and credentials you need to launch an accounting career. Specifically, with a B.S. in Accounting, you can take advantage of growing opportunities in accounting, taxation, the credit market, financial management, and related fields.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job. Stratford’s accounting graduates have secured exciting jobs in the DC metropolitan area and throughout the U.S. Between 2011 and 2012, the majority of our graduates with a B.S. in Accounting were employed in their field of study or a related field. Many of our alumni have been hired by some of the nation’s top accounting and financial management firms, including Price Waterhouse Cooper, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC Bank, American Systems, Verizon Wireless, Capital One Bank, BAE Systems, FritoLay, Geico, and Liberty Mutual.

Here is a sampling of the rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Tax Examiner, Collector, and Revenue Agent

Take the next step towards advancing your career in business. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Accounting Program Requirements

You can complete your associate degree in business administration through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, through online instruction, or a combination of both online and classroom instruction. Students who complete the B.S. in Accounting program also satisfy requirements for entry into Stratford’s Master of Science in Accounting program.

Credits Required Number of Classes
Core Component 90 20
Electives 36 8
Arts and Sciences 54 12
Total Required for Graduation 180 40

Capstone Projects

As an accounting student at Stratford, you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned through the completion of a Capstone Project. Capstone courses allow you to pull together and build upon what you have learned in core accounting courses and utilize this knowledge in the analysis and resolution of a complex business problem. In completing these projects students work within a team environment to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing.

State-of the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers state-of-the-art learning facilities that provide the perfect environment for examining and analyzing timely business topics. Our small class sizes allow you to enjoy low student-to-teacher ratios, which encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between instructors and students. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with computers and are ideal for hands-on lab activities.

A Bachelor Program that Fits Your Busy Schedule

Stratford offers the convenience of flexible course schedules as well as full and part-time programs. Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success as 100% of part-time students who graduated with a B.S. in Accounting between 2011 and 2012 completed the program on time.

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s Bachelors of Science in Accounting.

Code Name Credits
BUS100
Introduction to Business
4.5
BUS112
Principles of Accounting I
4.5
CIS110
Computer Office Application
4.5
BUS220
Business Communications
4.5
BUS122
Principles of Accounting II
4.5
ACC299
Intermediate Accounting I
4.5
ACC300
Intermediate Accounting II
4.5
ACC301
Intermediate Accounting III
4.5
BUS250
Principles of Economics
4.5
BUS320
Taxation Principles
4.5
ACC330
Cost Accounting
4.5
BUS340
Managerial Accounting
4.5
ACC335
Auditing
4.5
ACC350
Non-Profit/Municipal Accounting
4.5
ACC460
Advanced Federal Taxation
4.5
ACC410
Advanced Accounting
4.5
BUS420
Accounting Information Systems
4.5
BUS200
Business Law: Business, Government & Soc
4.5
BUS300
Financial Management
4.5
BUS360
Business Ethics
4.5
ACC490
Accounting Capstone: Senior Seminar
4.5

Students will select appropriate business or accounting related courses to fulfill the elective requirements (36 elective quarter credits or 8 classes). Other elective options may be available with the approval of the Program Dean. 

Code Name Credits

See the Arts and Sciences Elective Pool Requirements    

Code Name Credits