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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring, and communicating economic data so that sound business judgments and decisions can be made. The B.S. degree completion program with a major in accounting meets the objectives of students considering professional positions as certified public accountants or as members of industry or government management teams.

Delivery Method

Business prefix courses (ACCT/FIN/MGMT/MKTG) are fully online, including tests. Students purchase an external USB webcam used for proctored exams.

Admission Requirements

It is recommended that students have the first two years, or at least 60 hours of their bachelor's degree completed with at least a 2.0 GPA. Ideally, the first 60 hours would include core curriculum classes and lower-level prerequisite courses. Visit http://siu.edu/apply-now.

Transfer Policy

Articulation & Evaluation will determine the acceptance of credit and its applicability toward University Core Curriculum requirements. All credit accepted for transfer, which is not applied to University Core Curriculum requirements or to a specific degree program, will be considered general transfer credit (elective credit). Students must submit an official transcript issued within the last 30 days from each prior institution.


Credit for Military Experience varies based on length of service and type of training. To receive credit for military service, veterans must present a copy of discharge separation papers, an AARTS transcript, a SMART transcript or transcript from the Community College of the Air Force to:


Articulation & Evaluation

Mailcode 4725


Carbondale IL 62901


Information on credit for military service and articulation of individual schools is available on the web site: http://articulation.siu.edu

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