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Bachelor of Science

Accounting is about speaking the language of business. And solving management problems.

Bethel’s B.S. in Accounting prepares students for a wide variety of accounting positions in the public and private sectors. You’ll gain experience through hands-on activities both 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 on to further study in business or accounting.

Program Details


An accounting degree from Bethel will give you business knowledge and management skills so that you’re prepared for roles in business, government, and more. 

Delivery: Face to Face

Location: Anderson Center

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Integrating All Areas of Business

Accountants supply the data organizations need to make sound business decisions. That’s why it’s important for accountants 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.

65K to 75K - median income of 5-year alumni

-Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey

0% of recent graduates are employed

- Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey

Program Highlights

Current practices

Professors are currently working in the various areas of accounting, allowing them to provide students with the most up-to-date knowledge and experiences about the field.

Professional Mentoring

You'll get the chance to participate in a speed-mentoring event, and then decide whether you'd like to be matched with a mentor currently working in business. That mentor will guide you in areas of career and spiritual development, as well as work and family balance.

Experiential learning

Many courses provide experiential learning opportunities where students can connect with experts in accounting and learn about 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 worldview perspective.

Foundational skills

Foundational skills most needed by employers are integrated into the degree such as writing, public speaking, creativity, ethics, teamwork, problem-solving, technology literacy, leadership, diversity, global awareness, experiential learning, planning, and organizing.

Career exploration

You’ll have the opportunity to explore and reflect on the new career opportunities you’ll have when you complete your accounting degree through a variety of hands-on activities.

Prepare for Accounting Roles

Our graduates are prepared for accounting positions in the private, public, and government sectors. Many will continue on 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 in writing and orally
  • 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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