Public Accountancy

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

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Accounting core courses (100 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (10 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

You also have the option to pursue an undergraduate minor. Your minor must be in a discipline outside your bachelor’s degree program area. Adding a minor to your program of study allows you to gain multidisciplinary skills that can help you advance toward your professional goals.

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits 6

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code BUSI 1002 Course Introduction to Management and Leadership Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 1004S Course Fundamentals of Accounting Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 2004S Course Financial Accounting Credits 5
Course Code STAT 2002 Course Business Statistics Credits 5
Course Code ECON 1002 Course Microeconomics Credits 5
Course Code BUSI 2001 Course Business Law Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 2002 Course Managerial Accounting: Introduction to Financial Planning and Analysis Credits 5
Course Code FNCE 3001 Course Financial Management Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 3001 Course Intermediate Accounting I Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 3002 Course Auditing and Internal Controls Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 3003 Course Intermediate Accounting II Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 3004 Course Intermediate Accounting III Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 3005 Course Intermediate Accounting IV Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 3006 Course Accounting Information Systems Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 4001 Course Government and Nonprofit Accounting Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 4002 Course Advanced Financial Accounting I Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 4005 Course Federal Taxation I: Individual Taxation Credits 5
Course Code BUSI 3002 Course Ethical Leadership Credits 5
Course Code COMM 4101 Course Organizational Communication Credits 5
Course Code MRKT 3001 Course Marketing Credits 5

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ACCT 4006 Course Federal Taxation II: Corporate Taxation Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 4003 Course Advanced Financial Accounting II Credits 5
Course Code ACCT 4004 Course Advanced Financial Accounting III Credits 5
Course Code BUSI 3006 Course Advanced Business Law Credits 5

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ACCT 4900 Course Accounting Capstone Project Credits 5

Elective Courses

Choose two courses from general education, B.S. in Accounting, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. You will need a total of 10 elective credits to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your 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, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

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