Bachelor of Science in Accounting

A degree with endless possibilities

A degree in accounting is a great way to start a business career. Regardless of what industry you’re interested in, the beauty of accounting is that the skills you’ll learn—enterprise-wide perspective, focus on performance, and strategic information management—are relevant to every organization. The result? Accountants are as in demand as ever and career opportunities are plentiful.

Most students who complete this degree continue on to the Master of Accountancy degree in order to meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam. Most students complete the dual degree program in less than 5 years.

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Careers in Accounting

3/2 Degree Program

Through the 3/2 degree program, you can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s of accountancy in 5 years or less.

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Earn 2 degrees in 4 years

High-achieving students who earn AP, IB or community college course credits while in high school can complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in 4 years. To learn which of your credits would qualify, see DU’s transfer credit policy.

View a sample schedule to see how you could combine credits and earn two degrees in 4 years.


Michael Kaufman (BAcc 2021, MAcc 2021)

“Taking AP classes in high school set me up for some fantastic opportunities at DU. My AP credits covered many of my common curriculum requirements, so I could focus more on classes in my major, and I was able to graduate with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in 4 years instead of 5.”

The Accounting Core

At the School of Accountancy, you’ll join a small, motivated community of students, faculty and alumni that care about your success. Our cohorted “Core” program structure means you’ll inherit a strong network of peers, or as we call it, your “Core family,” and build ties that extend long after you graduate. With an average faculty/student ratio of 1:18, you’ll enjoy close connections with student colleagues and faculty alike.

Dual Degree Program

Think Ahead, Get Ahead

Earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just 5 years.
Maximize your time at DU with the School of Accountancy’s dual-degree program. In five years or less you can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s of accountancy degrees, giving you a jump start on your career.

How the dual-degree program works

  1. Apply to the dual-degree program during spring quarter while you are in the Core.
  2. If accepted, you’ll enroll in a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses your senior and 5th year.
  3. Graduate at the end of your 5th year with both your BSAcc and MAcc.

Set yourself apart with our specialty Master of Accountancy tracks
Once you’re in the master’s program, focus your degree by choosing one of our 3 specialty tracks or create your own.

  • Assurance
  • Accounting Information Systems & Data Analytics
  • Deals Advisor

Accounting Minor

For Business Majors Only

Focused on financial reporting from various perspectives, the Accounting Minor will enhance both managerial and analytical skills. Course work includes uses of accounting information for critical planning and control decisions, the role of Federal taxation in the decision process, and the interpretation and analysis of the published financial statements for investing and financing decisions.

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Join students who come to Daniels from across the U.S. and around the world for a rigorous business education.

Take the next step toward realizing your goal of earning a degree from a top-ranked business college by reviewing Daniels admission information:

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