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Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.)

Program Options: Major, Minor, and Dual Degree

Emphases: Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Pre-Law

The Accounting major at Colorado Christian University provides you with both breadth and depth of accounting knowledge, and prepares you to meet the increased demand for accounting expertise in all industries. While career opportunities for accounting graduates have always been stable — even during economic downturns — increasing scrutiny of corporate finances has fueled demand for those with competency in the field. The B.S. in Accounting is offered through CCU's School of Business and Leadership.

A major in accounting also provides you the mobility to pursue various business careers in the fields of management, finance, operations, and consulting because accounting provides essential knowledge about profits, costs, and cash flows — key metrics in every organization. With a working knowledge of accounting, you'll be better equipped to capitalize on emerging opportunities that provide new career directions such as moving from financial accounting to strategic financial analysis; from financial analysis to operations management; or from managing departments to consulting.


The dual degree option allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Accounting while completing some of the coursework toward CCU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Advanced Accounting or Master of Science in Accounting, saving you time and money when you enroll in a graduate program. Learn more about CCU's dual degree programs.

Accounting at CCU

A Christian framework for accounting, finance, and business is the structure that differentiates Colorado Christian University's accounting major from other accounting degrees. By fostering a Christian approach to business — rather than simply being a Christian in the business realm — you'll learn that the virtues specific to your Christian life can shape the everyday practices of the marketplace. Our desire is to teach you how to be salt and light in a secular business world.

CCU Accounting Majors are equipped with the knowledge required for any professional entering into the field of accounting and finance and fulfill the current requirements necessary to take the Uniform CPA Examination in the State of Colorado. An additional 30 semester hours are required for CPA licensure, all of which can be earned through CCU’s Master of Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis. By carefully selecting 500-level elective credits, accounting students can also earn up to 18 credit hours toward their CCU MBA degree while finishing their undergraduate accounting degree at no additional cost or time to graduation.

By carefully selecting 500-level elective credits, accounting students can also earn up to 18 credit hours toward their CCU MBA degree while finishing their undergraduate business administration degree at no additional cost or time to graduation.

What can you do with a degree in accounting?
  • Certified public accountant
  • Corporate accounting
  • Public accounting
  • Controlling and auditing
  • Financial reporting and budget analysis
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Business Analytics
  • Individual Taxation
  • Managerial Finance

Course Catalog

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

About the School of Business and Leadership

The mission of the School of Business and Leadership is to prepare competent and ethical graduates. At CCU, "ethics" isn’t just the topic of the day, but is central to how we operate in business and in everyday life. We teach that ethics must rely upon an understanding of morality based upon Scripture and a Christian worldview, and that sets our business students apart.

The School of Business and Leadership offers a variety of academic programs ranging from Accounting and Economics to Leadership, Marketing, Management and Technology. Courses are taught CCU School of Business and Leadership faculty who have outstanding, competitive academic credentials and relevant practitioner experience.

  • Financial Aid + Scholarships

    In the 2021-22 academic year, 99% of traditional undergraduate students received some form of financial aid, with over $25 million distributed in scholarships and grants.

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    All prospective traditional undergraduates are provided with an Enrollment Counselor (EC) who will help guide you through every step of the admission process.