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Why Study Accounting 

The accounting program develops students’ skills in auditing, taxation, accounting information systems, computer operations, forensic accounting, cost accounting, and more. Career possibilities include accountant, auditor, tax advisor, credit analyst, loan officer, or management advisor. Graduates can take additional accounting and finance courses to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam if desired.

Program Highlights

Faculty in this degree program have a Ph.D. or a DBA in accounting and regularly publish research in academic journals. Many also consult in the field, bringing decades of real-world experience.

What will I learn

Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements

Accounting Sample 4 Year Plan

General Education Core


Professional Licensure Disclosure

Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.

Please visit the Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage to review specific licensure information for your state and academic program.

Wesley Gray

Wesley Gray

Business major

As a member of the Austin Peay cross country and track teams, a cadet in the University ROTC program and a Business student, Wesley Gray's schedule has him on the run – literally.

But with APSU’s online classes, Gray’s time management becomes a bit simpler.

“I love online classes,” he said, estimating about half his classes are online. “They fit my practice schedule, and it’s easier when I travel.

“APSU has allowed me to grow as an individual and opened many career paths along the way,” he said. “College has taught me how to adapt my schedule during overwhelming times in order to produce quality work, and the business professors I have had made it possible for me to be a student-athlete and an ROTC cadet.”