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Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting


An online Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Belhaven provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the accounting profession. There is a high demand for graduates with accounting degrees and salaries are rising because of the increased competition to hire them.

Belhaven accounting students are able to secure accounting jobs or internships while they are still students and get on-the-job training and experience. An accredited online accounting degree from Belhaven can open up career opportunities like public, tax, government, corporate, managerial and not-for-profit accounting as well as auditing and internal auditing.

Belhaven’s online accounting classes are flexible and bring the classroom to life, providing students with a quality learning experience so you can succeed in your education and career. This program also emphasizes the importance of Christian values and ethics in the practice of accounting. Graduates of this program are qualified for jobs as an accountant or comptroller or may desire to take the CPA exam, which can lead to a career as a certified accountant.

Students completing the online accounting program will have taken all courses required to qualify to take the CPA exam in Mississippi. However, students may need additional course work to meet the 150-hour requirement. Students planning to take the CPA exam in other states must check with the state board of public accountancy in that state to make sure they will qualify.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Curriculum Summary

Course #Course NameCredits
BUS280 Introduction to Online Education 3
BIB214 Old Testament History 3
BIB215 New Testament History 3
BIO125 Science and Culture II 4
ENG103 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG108 Effective Research Writing 3
ENG203 Survey of World Literature I 3
ENG204 Survey of World Literature II 3
HIS108 Civilization II 3
HIS205 Contemporary World History 3
MAT202 Quantitative Reasoning 3
WVC301 Christian Interpretation of Life 3
WVC401 Kingdom Life 3
ACC217 Computerized Accounting 3
ACC312 Intro to Corporate Accounting 3
ACC313 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC314 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC337 Cost Accounting 3
ACC411 Individual Income Tax Accounting 3
ACC412 Auditing 3
ACC413 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC418 Ethics 3
ACC421 Accounting for Taxes on Business 3
ACC424 Governmental Accounting 3
ACC490 Forensic Accounting 3
BBA320 Financial Accounting 3
BSM395 Business Research Methods 3
BUS320 Introduction to Marketing 3
BUS326 Principles of Management 3
BUS360 Operations Management 3
BUS363 Business Finance 3
BUS414 Business Law I 3
BUS415 Business Law II 3
ECO407 Economics 3
MAT345 Math for Business and Economics 3
Electives 18

Course Descriptions

See Online College Undergraduate course descriptions.

Admission Information

As you apply for admission to Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, you can use this checklist to assist you in the process. Each item required is necessary to apply, be accepted and register at the college. If you have any questions about admission, contact


    • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. You may make copies of the transcript request form provided. Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. See Transferability of Credit Notice. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum.
    • Students applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit acceptable by Belhaven must also submit an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale average is required.
    • A student who has earned the General Education Development (GED) certificate may be admitted. An official GED transcript must be provided from the State Department of Education of the state that issued the certificate. Subscores must be 450 or higher or an average standard score of 500 or higher to be considered for admission.

    • A student who is applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit must send to the office of admission an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation as well as an official report of the ACT or SAT score directly from the testing service. Applications will be processed and admission status determined when all required items, including the ACT or SAT, where applicable, are on file.
    • Freshmen who have graduated and been out of high school for five years or more will not be required to submit an ACT score, but their applications must come before the committee.
    • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 525 or above on the paper-based or 71 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL requirements may be waived if English proficiency can be demonstrated through other reliable documentation. Proficiency is usually demonstrated by at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States.
    • A veteran who wishes to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.