Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting

From government agencies to nonprofits, accounting is used in nearly every field to develop budgets, track payments, and monitor spending. Earning an online degree in accounting enables students to begin building a career in this exciting and lucrative field.

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Today’s competitive business environment demands skilled accounting professionals. At Point University, our online Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree with a Concentration in Forensics and Fraud is designed to equip you with the foundation to apply forensic accounting principles in diverse financial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, and contract disputes.

It prepares students to enrich the accounting profession through examining, scrutinizing, inspecting, and investigating fraud. Applied learning is crucial, and course projects frequently involve identifying how forensic accounting findings are currently used in court cases to detect business scandals and prosecute white-collar criminals.


1. Graduates articulate, interpret, and apply sound financial management and accounting concepts and principles, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

2. Graduates apply strategies and tools to detect and deter fraud, such as the fraud triangle, internal controls, and various investigative techniques.

3. Graduates demonstrate proficiency with hardware and software utilized in current accounting practice, including the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Codification Database.

The online bachelor’s in accounting program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to equip you with theoretical foundations, sound principles, and practical skills for the accounting profession. Coursework focuses on building specialized expertise in forensic accounting, to develop graduates who can detect and prevent fraud in financial operations. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Forensic & Investigative Accounting
  • Detection & Prevention of Fraudulent Financial Statements
  • Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting
  • Fraud Examination
  • Auditing

As a completely asynchronous program, the online bachelor’s degree in accounting at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. While there are deadlines associated with the online accounting program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take in a semester. On average, students complete the 120 credits required for the online bachelor’s in accounting degree in four years.

All students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in accounting online program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state the student resides in. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.

RATE: $410 per credit hour*

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

*Tuition rate effective through summer semester 2023.

Point’s online bachelor’s degree in accounting will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers across a wide range of industries in roles such as:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Budget Analyst
  • Government Accountant

The first step to apply for admission is to complete the free application. After you complete your application, an enrollment specialist will work with you to complete your file. Your application file for this program requires:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended schools*
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA**

Want to know more about applying to Point University? Submit your information to be contacted by a member of our team or visit our Support Center for additional information and resources.

*If you have less than 12 transferable college credits when you apply, your official high school transcript or GED certificate is required.
**Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may qualify for “Probationary Admission.”

I would have never imagined that I would be able to say that I am a college graduate! Point made it possible to obtain my bachelor’s degree from the comfort of my own home. They made what many would consider a "scary experience" so fearless.

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Point University offers the accounting program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.


This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.


Up to 75% of required courses (typically 90 credits) can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time significantly.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a biblical worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.


Our online student support services promote development tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 13-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!