The degree that prepares you for accounting success.

Jefferson Online’s fully online B.S. in Accounting features a curriculum focused on core accounting fundamentals as well as the latest accounting technology, tax law changes and government regulations. Whether you choose to be a part of the workforce or continue with business graduate study, the online Bachelor's in Accounting will help you achieve your goals.

Value Colleges ranked the online B.S. in Accounting the #10 Best Accounting Bachelor’s for 2021.*

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Degree Details

October 19, 2021

Next Start Date

2-3 Years

Program Length

120 Hours


8 Weeks

Course Length

Course Map

General Education Requirements (21 Credits)

  • WRIT 101 Written Communication Elective
  • Written Communication Elective
  • STAX 211 Finding & Evaluating Statistical Data
  • Science Elective
  • COMX 222 Speaking to Lead in the Digital Age
  • PHLX 222 Applied Professional Ethics
  • Social Science Elective

Foundation Requirements (18 Credits)

  • CSSX 101 Learning Across the Lifespan
  • ACCX 111 Financial Accounting
  • ACCX 112 Managerial Accounting
    Prerequisite: ACCX 111
  • BLWX 211 Business Law
  • ECNX 231 Economic Decision Making
  • FINX 323 Financial Decision Making
    Prerequisite: STAX 211

Creativity & Leadership Core (15 Credits)

  • CLCX 310 Creativity Foundations and Applications
  • CLCX 320 Creativity in the Digital Age
    Prerequisite: CLCX 310
  • CLCX 330 Project Management
  • CLCX 340 Leading Diverse Organizations
  • CLCX 350 Creative Leadership

Electives (Up to 42 Credits)

You may transfer credits earned from successfully completed courses from previously attended, accredited colleges/universities. The transfer credits will be determined from transcripts. Your academic advisor will help you choose courses to complete your degree.

Major Requirements (24 Credits)

  • ACCX 203 Intermediate Accounting I
    Prerequisite: ACCX 111
  • ACCX 204 Intermediate Accounting II
    Prerequisite: ACCX 203
  • ACCX 303 Accounting Theory & Practice
    Prerequisite: ACCX 204
  • ACCX 309 Federal Taxes
    Prerequisite: ACCX 111
  • ACCX 316 Cost Accounting
    Prerequisite: ACCX 203
  • ACCX 409 Auditing
    Prerequisite: ACCX 204
  • ACCX 412 Advanced Accounting
    Prerequisite: ACCX 303
  • ACCX 498 Accounting Capstone
    Prerequisites: ACCX 309, 316, 409, 412

Potential Careers

When you earn your accounting degree from Jefferson Online, you’ll develop the skills needed for entry-level accounting roles, one of the most stable and lucrative fields in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accounting has a projected growth rate of more than 13 percent, and salaries are expected to grow 7 percent annually. Graduates of our accounting program are qualified for careers such as:

  • Business analyst
  • Controller
  • Auditor
  • Certified Public Accountant *
  • Tax specialist
  • Treasurer

* with successful completion of the CPA exam

Admissions Requirements

Jefferson Online has a rolling admissions policy that allows decisions to be made as soon as your file is complete.

  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Provide an official copy of a high school transcript with a posted graduation date or proof of successful completion of a GED program. Home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply for admission. Thomas Jefferson University accepts official transcripts electronically from previously attended institutions. Transcripts should be sent to or mailed to:

    Transcript Processing Center
    Thomas Jefferson University
    851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 420
    Maitland, FL 32751

  3. High school and GED accreditation must be recognized by a state, regional, or other accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  4. If you have earned credits after high school, you will need to submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. An official copy of a transcript is a transcript that is stamped with the school’s seal.

Once you’ve applied, your enrollment counselor will provide you with an Official Transcript Request form. You should fill this out and return it signed in ink to your Enrollment Counselor. We will work to request your transcripts from any prior institutions on your behalf. You can get a head start on the credit evaluation process by submitting unofficial transcripts of grades and credits for prior coursework to, with a statement indicating where you are in the application process.


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