2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) 
    
    Jun 27, 2022  
2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Accountancy - BS in Accounting


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With the Public Accountancy concentration, students develop a strong foundation in accounting theory, principles, and procedures and gain a broad base of business knowledge. Students explore coursework in corporate taxation and advanced financial accounting and business law while developing the problem-solving and communications skills needed to function effectively across an organization. This program prepares students for graduate study or an accounting career in business, nonprofit, government, or financial services sectors.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General education  courses (45 cr.)
  • Core courses (106 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
  • Elective courses (5 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Electives (5 cr.)


Choose one course from general education , Walden’s other bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)  courses. Elective credits should total 5 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor . Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.