Accredited Online Accounting Bachelor's Degree Program

Champlain College online accounting bachelor's degree student

Put the Balance in Your Favor

Our online bachelor's in accounting online prepares you for success in the fast-growing accounting field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a majority of employers require a bachelor's degree for accounting and auditing positions, and advanced certification, such as a CPA, further increases job prospects.

With our online accounting degree programs designed around the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Core Competency Framework, you will earn an accounting degree online that encompasses professionalism, accounting skills, legal skills & business/tax law, financial intelligence, communication, problem-solving/decision-making, risk analysis, information technology and resource management. You can feel confident knowing that graduates of our accredited online accounting degree program who sit for the CPA exam boast a near-perfect success rate. *

Ready to get started? Begin your application today. There is no fee to apply. 

Career Preparation

Our bachelor's in accounting online graduates are prepared for careers as certified financial planners (CFPs), managerial accountants, auditors, forensic accountants and more, and they can work in a variety of industries including accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services, government, finance and insurance, management companies/enterprises and manufacturing, among others.

Why Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in Accounting Online at Champlain College? 

Designed for busy working adults

Our online accounting degree programs allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom from day one.

100% online coursework

Allows you to participate at days and times convenient for you.

7-week courses

Help you reach completion sooner. There are select courses that run the full 15 week semester due to the complex nature of the content. 

A near-perfect success rate

For accounting degree graduates who take the CPA exam.

Generous transfer credit policy

Allows you to transfer up to 90 credits, with the potential to earn credit for professional experience and training.

Personalized student experience

With a dedicated academic advisor and an entire Champlain team to help you as you pursue your accounting degree online.

Practitioner faculty

Who are experts in the field and understand industry needs.

Skills you need, and skills employers want

Not only will you gain competencies in skills including accounting,  business/tax law, financial intelligence and risk analysis, but you'll also develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that will make you successful throughout your career.

*In order to sit for the CPA exam, 150 college credits are required. Our MS in Accounting was designed to prepare graduates for this next step in their career.

Gain Expertise and a Certificate Prior to Graduation

At Champlain College Online, we know how important it is for you to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, and to differentiate yourself in the workplace and in today's competitive job market. That's why we have designed our online bachelor's in accounting to allow you to earn three certificates well before you have completed your requirements for your degree. You have the option to earn the following:

Accounting Certificate 

Advanced Accounting Certificate 

Cost Accounting Certificate 

Next Steps

Is this what you're looking for in an accounting degree? Apply today (there's no application fee), or visit our admission requirements page to learn more about the application process.

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Our Accredited Online Accounting Degree

Program At a Glance

Get an overview of our 100% online, fully-accredited bachelor's in accounting.


The accounting bachelor's degree program is composed of online accounting courses, professional courses, and general education courses that provide foundational knowledge and immediate take-aways that can be applied on the job. These online courses are focused, relevant and most are delivered in an accelerated 7-week format. 

Program Certificates

Already have a degree, but want to show proficiency in a focused area of knowledge? Want a credential for your resume as you pursue your degree? Learn more about our 100% online accounting certificates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, graduates will have achieved a number of competencies, adapted from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Core Competency Framework, including professionalism, accounting skills, legal skills & business/tax law, financial intelligence, communication, problem-solving and decision-making, risk analysis, information technology, and resource management.

Admission Requirements

At Champlain College Online, our comprehensive admissions process is designed to take into account your whole story.  We are interested in your previous academic record, but knowing you have much more to bring to the table as a working adult, we'll also consider your current and previous work experiences, as well as your personal and professional goals. 

Academic Calendar

Champlain College offers six start dates per year. Learn more about our application deadlines, class start dates and end dates for each 7-week and 15-week term in our online bachelor's in accounting program.

Tuition & Financing

Tuition for our undergraduate degree and certificate programs varies based on your student status (part-time or full-time) and the number of transfer credits you are bringing in. Find out more about our tuition rates, as well as ways to finance your education.

Program Director

The Program Director for the Online Accounting Bachelor's Degree is Linda Miller, PhD, CPA, the Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for the Division of Continuing Professional Studies (CPS) at Champlain College Online. 


Champlain College Online's B.S. in Accounting faculty is selected based on educational knowledge and teaching skill, combined with their solid professional work experience and industry expertise. Our faculty bring wisdom and real-world insight to their classes, allowing you to benefit from their years of experience and a rich community of career-focused learning.   

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Interested in learning more about what Champlain College Online can offer you? Request more information and a Champlain College representative will be in touch with you soon!