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B.S. Accountancy

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Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

At the core of every successful organization or business is a strong and dedicated team of accountants. As an accountant working in a corporation, you’ll find new and imaginative ways to ensure that your organization meets budget expectations and remains profitable year after year.

With an accountancy degree, you will enhance your preparation for the CPA exam. As a CPA, you can help individuals manage their finances and navigate the tax process. You can work for a firm or establish your own business to have the freedom and flexibility to create a schedule that works with your life.

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program at Norfolk State University will provide you with the tools to begin an exciting career in industries such as business, law and finance. The B.S. in Accountancy and the B.S. in Business together are accredited by AACSB International. Join a thriving community of students, faculty and alumni who share your passion for learning and working with numbers.

B.S. Accountancy Degree at a Glance

  • Length of Program: 4 Academic Years
  • Formats Offered: In Person
  • Total Credit Hours: 121

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Why Earn a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at NSU? 

For over 40 years, our bachelor’s in accountancy program has helped aspiring business leaders develop the skills and knowledge to become accountants, auditors or financial planners in either the private or public sector. As an Accountancy major at NSU, you’ll graduate from a world-renowned, AACSB-accredited School of Business that will help you stand out from other job and graduate school applicants.

You’ll earn your bachelor’s in accountancy in a lively and supportive learning environment. Your accountancy degree courses will help you grow as a professional and make lasting personal and professional connections with peers and faculty.

Attentive and experienced accountancy degree program faculty

You’ll get many opportunities to work closely with our distinguished faculty in your accountancy degree courses. They bring their years of experience as researchers and published scholars into the classroom — demonstrating their professionalism and a dedication to business leadership.

Get hands-on experience in accountancy

When you graduate with your Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from NSU, you’ll have hours of real-world experience thanks to internship opportunities with prestigious firms and corporations. Enter the job market with a robust resume and meaningful stories to tell during job interviews that speak to your work experience.

An accountancy degree with community

Accountancy majors at NSU develop lifelong relationships with each other, as well as with faculty and the community members they work with in internships. Our faculty encourages creative collaboration in accountancy degree courses and projects to foster creative problem-solving. We also host many networking events at the School of Business for you to meet professionals and make connections that can help you after graduation.

What Accountancy Degree Courses Will I Take?

As you earn your bachelor’s in accountancy, you’ll develop a solid grasp of foundational topics such as financial and managerial accounting, statistics, business law and public speaking.

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy requires a minimum of 121 credit hours distributed through general education core, business core, business electives and major requirement.

Some of the accountancy degree courses you’ll take at Norfolk State University include:

  • Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Accounting Systems

View the full bachelor’s in accountancy degree curriculum

Where Will My Accountancy Degree Take Me? 

As an Accountancy major at NSU, you’ll be well-prepared for careers in a diverse range of settings, including private firms, banking systems, international retail outlets and government agencies. Past accountancy graduates have found rewarding careers in prestigious organizations such as Walmart, Honeywell, Geico and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The skills and hands-on experience you receive in your accountancy degree courses will also prepare you for graduate programs in business and business-related fields.

Career outlook for Accountancy majors

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for accountants and auditors is predicted to grow 7% over the next decade compared to the average for all occupational fields, with about 135,000 job openings each year. Possible careers for accountancy graduates include:

  • Personal financial advisor
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Certified public accountant

How Do I Get Started in the Accountancy Degree Program at NSU? 

When you choose to earn your Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Norfolk State University, you’ll be supported by a committed team of advisors, mentors and counselors who will ensure you excel every day of your NSU journey. Whether it’s submitting your application or finding the right financial aid opportunities for you, we’ll guide you through each step of the process.

Find more helpful resources to get you started on earning your Accountancy degree from NSU.

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Accreditation for Accountancy at NSU

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, together with the Bachelor of Science in Business, are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Norfolk State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Norfolk State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Norfolk State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Core Courses
ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACC 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 175 Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 281 Legal Environment for Business 3
BUS 330 Business Communications 3
BUS 270 Business Statistics 3
BUS 376 Statistics and Quantitative Methods 3
ECN 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECN 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUS 387 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 360 Corporate Finance 3
BUS 365 Organizational Behavior & Theory 3
BUS 476 Operations Management 3
BUS 478 Strategic Management 3
BUS 375 Management Information Systems and E-Commerce 3
BUS 366 Principles of Marketing 3
Total Degree Hours Required 48