B.S. in Accounting

Accounting Program

Bachelor of Science

With an accounting degree, you’ll use complex data to help organizations reach their potential and make sound decisions.

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At a Glance



Finish in as few as

21-26 months

Cost per credit


Learning that fits your life. In Bethel's accounting program, you’ll uncover your potential to serve in a variety of accounting positions in the public and private sectors. You’ll gain experience through hands-on activities inside and outside the classroom to help you connect accounting theory to the real world and help you find the right place to use your skills. You’ll also be prepared to continue to further study in business or accounting.

Program Details

An accounting degree from Bethel will give you the business knowledge and management skills so that you're prepared for roles in business, government, and more—or to pursue further study in business or accounting. You can also study accounting as a minor combined with another program.

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Program Highlights

Current practices

Professors are skilled practitioners, allowing them to provide you with the most up-to-date knowledge.

Professional Mentoring

You'll be mentored by professors and at events by business professionals who represent many small, medium, and large businesses.

Experiential learning

Many courses provide experiential learning opportunities where students can connect with experts and explore career possibilities.

Professional, legal, and ethical issues

You’ll explore professional standards and current legal and ethical issues in the field of accounting from a Christian perspective.

Foundational skills

Foundational skills are integrated into the degree such as writing, public speaking, ethics, teamwork, problem-solving, technology literacy, leadership, and more.

Career exploration

You’ll explore career opportunities through hands-on activities.


Our program is designed to fit at any point in your life, whether you work full or part time and may have a family. Courses begin every six weeks so you can start throughout the year and finish in as few as 21 months.

MBA Pathway

Through the CAPS Business to MBA Pathway, you can take up to three MBA courses instead of B.S. in Accounting courses to try out the program and jumpstart your MBA at Bethel.

Data Analytics

Our data analytics concentration will give you the tools to understand how data is collected, prepared, stored, analyzed, modeled, and visualized so you can help businesses make decisions in a more systematic, organized way.

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Integrating all areas of business.

B.S. in Accounting

Accountants supply the data organizations need to make sound business decisions. That’s why its accountants need to understand business principles—so they know how the various aspects of business fit together. At Bethel, we go beyond that to provide a strong management focus in our accounting program. You’ll take courses in all the functional areas of business as well as ones that provide technical skills. These courses will provide the skills for outstanding service in this in-demand profession.

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average salary for business alumni 10 years after graduation

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Career Outcomes

Prepare for Accounting Roles

Our graduates are prepared for accounting positions in the private, public, and government sectors. Many will continue to further study to become certified public accountants (CPAs), certified managerial accountants (CMAs), or to study business, leadership, or other programs.


Learn how to:

  • Apply ethical principles related to financial and economic decisions
  • Demonstrate systems-thinking by applying accounting concepts to the functional areas of business
  • Reflect on the how and why of integrating a Christian faith perspective into work and life
  • Communicate about accounting or other business issues both orally and in writing
  • Use digital software applications and tools to make data-driven decisions
  • Develop a managerial perspective on business opportunities and challenges in a global economy
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate information needed to solve business problems


Our graduates can become:

  • Public accountants
  • Government accountants
  • Controllers
  • Tax auditors
  • Internal auditors
  • Accounts receivable managers
  • Actuaries
  • Financial analysts
  • Payroll coordinators
  • Staff accountants
  • Insurance underwriters

Areas of Study

Our graduates can go on to study:

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