The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to prepare students for entry into the accounting profession. Students who complete the degree will be on their way to meeting the educational requirements to be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. Individual state requirements regarding the Uniform CPA Examination vary by state and may change from time to time. Thus, the University makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree program or any individual courses meet specific state requirements. The University suggests and encourages its students to research independently the requirements in any state where they intend to seek licensure.
While the courses in the program may provide the knowledge necessary to sit for this exam, Kaplan University cannot guarantee a student’s eligibility either to take this exam or become certified. A student’s eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. Please refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section of this Catalog for further guidance.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
In addition to the required core and major courses, students can elect to further specialize their degree with one of four emphasis areas. The emphasis areas available are public accountancy, managerial accountancy, tax accountancy, and auditing/forensic accountancy.