Bachelor's Degree Program
Join the only accounting program in Alaska accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier global accrediting body for business and accounting programs and schools.
As an accounting major at UAF, you’ll have unique opportunities for networking and experiential learning. You can get real-world investing experience through the Student Investment Fund class, or take part in the volunteer income tax assistance program. We offer numerous internships, most of which to lead to job opportunities for our students. You can also grow your professional network and access career guidance services through the business program and a variety of professional student organizations.
Our graduates enjoy high CPA pass rates and an almost 100% job placement rate. If you’re looking for extra flexibility, we also offer the bachelor’s in accounting fully online.
Advantages of Earning a Degree in Accounting
Accounting is one of the most versatile majors, offering a foundation in business as well as providing a strong foundation of knowledge if you plan to pursue the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license.
An accounting degree is portable, allowing you to easily relocate anywhere. With an accounting degree you can work in CPA firms, large corporations, small businesses, not-for-profit entities or government organizations at all levels (federal, state and local). You might even choose to operate your own business!
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Why Earn Your Degree in Accounting at UAF?
Our accounting degree is distinguished by hands-on learning and high-quality instruction in a caring and supportive learning environment. Here are some of the unique opportunities you can look forward to when you major in accounting at UAF.
The accounting program offered me so much more than a degree—it enabled me to establish a career, develop my professional skills, learn from experienced professionals and build connections with the accounting community. For me, the most valuable thing I gained from the SOM accounting program is community. Knowing that I am supported, cared for and accepted for who I am creates a powerful sense of belonging. This community has been the catalyst for my success and has motivated me to persevere through challenging times. The program provides countless opportunities for students to grow, learn and build invaluable relationships—you just have to be willing to seek them out and take advantage of them.Myzah Tuiletufuga, BBA Accounting 2019
Accounting opportunities in Alaska
What Can You Do With an Accounting Degree?
Accounting majors look forward to a wide range of professional opportunities, working in everything from CPA firms, to large corporations, to small businesses and nonprofits. It’s also a very portable degree that allows you to work and live almost anywhere.
Our program has a strong track record of success, with an almost 100% job placement rate. Many of our accounting graduates also continue their education at UAF, earning their MBA or taking the CPA exam.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Accounting Degree Requirements
Majors in accounting will take a rigorous and diverse program curriculum that covers a variety of business topics and advanced accounting subjects.
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