Accounting, Online

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Accounting Student

About this program

The future of accounting is evolving. Beyond crunching numbers, a career in accounting means taking on cutting edge software. Digging into forensic accounting and learning how to combat security threats. And when you graduate with this online degree, you’ll understand the legalities of accounting and be fully prepared to set up and secure business systems.

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Spring Friendly Start

This program allows you to start in January 2022 and finish as early as December 2025.
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Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

In-State Tuition Rate

Build a Diverse Skillset

4%

Projected Growth Through 2029

Careers

  • Public accounting
  • Appraising
  • Banking
  • Financial management
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACC123)
  • Computerized Accounting (ACC201)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO112)
  • Principles of Banking (FIN150)
  • Cost Accounting (ACC311)
  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACC341)
  • Fundamentals of Financial Planning (FIN305)
  • Accounting Information Systems (ACC285)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACC346)
  • Directed Accounting Electives (ACC)
  • Income Taxation for Individuals (ACC332)
  • Advanced Financial Accounting (ACC461)
  • Retirement and Insurance Planning (FIN395)
  • Finance (FIN350)
  • Corporation, Partnership, Estate and Trust Taxation (ACC430)
  • Investments (FIN360)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT240)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Directed Business Elective (BAE)
  • Auditing (ACC452)
  • Forensic Accounting (ACC470)
  • Business Policy and Strategy (MGT497)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Ethics (PHL210)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
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Virtual Tour

Check out this video for a bird's eye view of the accounting program. Whether you're interested in an associate's or bachelor's or planning to study on-campus or online, you'll enjoy a lineup of courses that will prepare you for the future of accounting. You can even pursue a dual degree by pairing accounting with business for even more opportunities. See the labs, meet lead faculty, and explore the pathways and possibilities.

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Virtual Lab Participation

As an online student you can still be part of our collaborative learning experience. Thanks to Zoom software, you’ll have the ability to virtually join live class discussions from your off-campus location. Labs dive into QuickBooks, SAS software, cyber security, and lots more.

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Jan 28

Open House

Friday, January 288:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Feb 5

Open House

Saturday, February 58:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Feb 25

Open House

Friday, February 258:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 19

Open House

Saturday, March 198:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 3

Open House

Sunday, April 38:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Open House

Friday, April 228:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance

Thanks to the Military Tuition Assistance Program, more tomorrow makers can find their futures at Penn College. Through this special offering, qualified active military personnel are eligible to pursue college credits tuition free.

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Online Degrees

Learning that fits your lifestyle

Convenience

  • Accessible online anywhere in the world
  • Flexible scheduling – take classes part-time or full-time
  • Continue to work and be at home with your family
  • Transfer-friendly programs shorten time to complete your degree

Value

  • In-state tuition rate for all students, regardless of residency
  • Same rigor as on-campus programs
  • Regional accreditation (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) plus professional accreditation (ACBSP)

Service

  • One-on-one interaction with faculty
  • 24/7 online tutoring
  • Textbooks and course materials available for purchase online through The College Store
  • Graduates can participate in Commencement

Class Delivery

  • Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Zoom software promotes live classroom interaction
  • No required campus visits
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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your know-how in the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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More Information

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

International students who are studying in the United States on an F-1 visa must be enrolled in a full course of study in-person. Students are not permitted to enroll in an entirely online degree. Online degrees are available to international students pursuing the degree from their home country. Students must still meet all admissions criteria for admission to the college and any special admissions requirements that govern pursuit of their chosen major.

Prospective students should be aware that certification/licensure requirements in this profession may vary by state. The Accounting program can prepare students to sit for several certification and/or licensure exams within the state of Pennsylvania (e.g., CPA, CMA, CPB, among others). The program office can help you determine eligibility within the State of Pennsylvania. Although most states have passed “mobility” laws, we have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than Pennsylvania are also asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work.

  • Mr. Jon P Conklin, CPA, President & CEO, Woodlands Bank
  • Mr. David W Dawes, Director of Supply Chain, Lycoming Engines
  • Mr. William E Ebersole, JD, CPA, CFE, GISF, Security Compliance/Emergency Manager, Disney Cruise Line
  • Mr. Robert L Emert, II, CPA, President/CEO, Emert & Associates, P.C.
  • Ms. Brenda Nichols, Chief Financial Officer, Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • Ms. Dorothy White, Tax Collector, Loyalsock Township Tax Office