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Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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LSU Alexandria

Get a degree that counts with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from LSU Alexandria Online. Acquire relevant preparation to enter a flexible, dynamic career in public accounting, industry, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations and businesses. Receive a well-rounded business education sought by many employers that includes creative problem solving, critical thinking, and in-depth knowledge of how an organization functions in today's evolving global environment.

Accounting professionals are in high demand -- which is why you can position yourself for great career advancement upon graduation of LSU Alexandria’s online BS in Accounting. Learn what it takes to launch a career as an accountant, financial controller, or accounting manager through a curriculum that is developed from the foundational principles and emerging trends that many employers are looking for.

Join the family of LSU campuses, offering nationally-ranked programs from campuses in Alexandria, Eunice and Shreveport, as well as the state flagship institution in Baton Rouge.

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Earn a degree on your time

LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.

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Continued support

Throughout your entire academic journey, a personal Learner Concierge and dedicated faculty will be available to answer questions and offer encouragement in your academic studies and career plans.

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Learn from experts

Led by experienced-field experts, the online bachelor of science in accounting is an advanced program that provides fundamental principles and techniques in a flexible learning environment.

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CPA preparation

Our graduates are prepared to pass the CPA examination with confidence. Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam should review the educational requirements of their State Board of CPAs.


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The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Accounting program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings
  • ENGL 1001 English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 1002 English Composition II | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Social Sciences | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 2011 General Statistics | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Natural Sciences | Credit Hours: 9
  • CMST 2060 Public Speaking | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education History | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Humanities | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Fine Arts | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 2001 Financial Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 2101 Managerial Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • CMIS 1105 Personal Productivity Using IT Tools | Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics | Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics | Credit Hours: 3
  • FINC 3715 Business Finance | Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 3200 Principles of Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 4830 Business Policy | Credit Hours: 3
  • MKTG 3401 Principles of Marketing | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 3020 Intermediate Accounting I | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 3021 Intermediate Accounting II | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4100 Financial Reporting and Analysis | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 3121 Cost Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 3221 Tax Accounting I | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4022 Advanced Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4123 Auditing | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4221 Tax Accounting II | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4421 Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • Advanced Accounting Electives | Credit Hours: 6
  • BLAW 3201 Business Law I | Credit Hours: 3
  • BLAW 3202 Business Law II | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 2001 or 3002 Technical Writing | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1431 Calculus w/Business Economic Application | Credit Hours: 3
  • BUSN 1001 Introduction to Business | Credit Hours: 3
  • Free Electives | Credit Hours: 6

Choose one of the following:

  • MGMT 4420 Multinational Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • MKTG 4443 International Marketing | Credit Hours: 3
Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0


Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution
What Will You Study

The online Bachelor of Science In Accounting is delivered completely online and led by accounting field-experts at LSUA. Students will gain a thorough understanding of accountung and emerging techniques relevant to the profession. Additionally, our program prepares graduates to pass the CPA examination and practice in the public or private accounting industry with confidence.

Licensure & Certification

Students from outside Louisiana who plan to sit for the CPA exam should check with the State Board of Accountancy in the state they plan to take the CPA Exam for educational requirements of that state OR should review the requirements posted on the Licensure Disclosure chart for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting in the LSUA catalog.

Learn more about specific LSUA programs leading to licensure and certifications.

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