Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Applied Accounting

 

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Accounting provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for employment
in the field of accounting. This degree completion program is designed for individuals who wish to compete for jobs that
require a more in depth knowledge of accounting, and supervisory or management skills. The BAS in Applied Accounting brings
together tools and techniques from business, communication, information technology, management, sustainability and project
based skills. This degree completion program is designed for individuals with two-year degrees in accounting related fields.
The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should be able to:

  • Apply a broad understanding of accounting systems and technology, creative problem-solving techniques in the context of
    complex projects and teams, and in the midst of changing and conflicting demands.
  • Collaborate effectively in multi-disciplinary work teams in support of organizational goals
  • Integrate efficiently and effectively sound project management techniques and professional communication skills
  • Analyze and apply best practices and standards, conform to legal and regulatory standards, and apply appropriate ethical
    considerations including respect for privacy and fiduciary responsibility.
  • Engage in continuing professional development through lifelong learning
  • Interpret and apply accounting standards to a broad range of business environments to included, public, private, non-profit
    and government
  • Demonstrate the breadth and depth of the educational preparation through the completion of a capstone project

Program Requirements

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Program Requirements

Prerequisites

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Associate degree in accounting or 90 equivalent credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all college courses, and a GPA of 2.5 in each individual course: ACCT 101, 102, 234, 250 and 285. Student may substitute ACCT& 201, 202 and 203 for ACCT 101, 102 and 234. Accounting classes must not be more than two years old. Courses must include at least 25 credits of general education, including:

  • 10 credits of English Composition (ENG& 101 and ENGL 201, ENGL& 235 or ENGL 271)
  • 5 credits of college level math
  • 10 credits of natural sciences, humanities or social sciences
90

General Education Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Met in Baccalaureate 35 – 36
BUS 370 Intermediate Project Management 5
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Business & Technology 5
PHIL 360 Business Ethics, Theory and Practice 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication (5 Cr)
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication (5 Cr)
CMST 280 Intercultural Communication (5 Cr)
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics (5 Cr)
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics (5 Cr)
Natural Science from AAS-DTA transfer list. Students must choose from two different subjects and at least five credits must be in in physical, biological and/or earth sciences. Shall include at least one laboratory course. 10 – 11

Core Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
ACCT 300 Finance 5
ACCT 350 Intermediate Accounting II 5
ACCT 351 Intermediate Accounting III 5
ACCT 360 Cost Accounting 5
ACCT 380 Environmental Accounting 5
ACCT 400 Accounting Information Systems (AIS) 5
ACCT 420 Auditing 5
ACCT 450 Federal Income Tax II 5
ACCT 470 Advanced Accounting 5
ACCT 490 Accounting Capstone I 5
ACCT 491 Accounting Capstone II 5

Total Credits: 180 – 181

Entry Requirements

Individuals Must Have

  • An associate degree in accounting or 90 equivalent credit
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all college courses AND a GPA of 2.5 in each individual course: ACCT 101, 102, 234, 250 and 285. It is necessary that students have taken all prerequisite Accounting courses within two years.
  • At least 25 credits of general education requirements must have been completed as part of the associate’s degree (see prerequisites)

Degree Requirements

Completion of all required courses as shown in the worksheet for each corresponding concentration. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Complete 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C” or better
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division.
  • Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites. Check online.

Application Process

To be considered for the bachelor of applied science in Applied Accounting prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Non-refundable general admission fee of $34
  • Completed bachelor of applied science application form.
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited college(s), demonstrating completion of an appropriate associate’s degree or equivalent credits, and the prerequisite courses, with the required program GPA, see Entry Requirements above.

Tuition

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Accounting is a self-support program and therefore does not necessarily follow
the upper division tuition schedule published in the college catalog and quarterly schedule. Tuition includes applicable
college and course fees, plus current per credit rates published online.
These courses are not eligible for tuition waivers.


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Last Updated July 19, 2017