Associate of Science in Accounting
The Sullivan University School of Accountancy incorporates a unique blend of accounting, business, information technology and general education requirements within the curriculum. This emphasis is reflected with real-world and computer applications in every course. Additionally, The School of Accountancy has a strategic goal of preparing every accounting graduate for completion of an accounting certification, such as the CMA and/or CPA.

What qualities should an Associate of Science in Accounting student have?

This program would appeal to you if you like numbers and basic mathematics and mathematical relationships. In addition, this program will appeal to you if you are organized, analytical, attentive to detail, and able to work and communicate with others.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Associate of Science in Accounting program?

The accounting skills taught range from recording basic journal entries to financial statement preparation and analysis.

Accounting students will learn:

  • How to record business transactions using General Ledger Computer Software
  • About payroll with a simulation model both as a manual system and a computerized system
  • How to use a “Practice Set” that provides a full understanding of the accounting cycle from initial entries through financial statement preparation
  • How to design an accounting system
  • Tax law through preparation of true-to-life tax returns for individuals and corporations

In addition, accounting students will also integrate textbook learning with industry practices and issues through various research projects and papers.

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan's Associate of Science in Accounting program?

The Accounting program at Sullivan University follows a stair-step process starting with an associate degree (providing the skill set needed for an entry-level position), progressing on to a bachelor’s degree (providing the knowledge and understanding for a management position), and culminating in a master’s degree with an Accounting concentration (leading to a CPA certification and/or controller or senior manager position).

The Accounting faculty is comprised of full-time and adjunct instructors, all of whom have held various accounting positions, providing students with insight into real-world accounting practices. Additionally, small class sizes in the major field of study allow for individualized attention and coaching in career opportunities.

Associate of Science in Accounting Course Requirements

92 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours92
ACT 101Principles of Accounting I4
ACT 102Principles of Accounting II4
ACT 103Principles of Accounting III4
ACT 111Computerized Accounting4
ACT 121Payroll Accounting4
ACT 201Intermediate Accounting I4
ACT 202Intermediate Accounting II4
ACT 203Intermediate Accounting III4
ACT 211Cost Accounting4
ACT 264Federal Taxation I4
BUS 204Introduction to Business Law and Ethics4
BUS 224Professional Development4
COM 214Public Speaking4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
CSC 218Computer Applications II4
ECO 201Microeconomics4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
MGT 114Business Organization and Management4
MTH 101College Mathematics4
ACT 001Accounting Associate Competency Review0
General Studies Electives (8 Additional Credit Hours)8
Students must choose two additional General Education classes, including one from the Natural Sciences/Mathematics category and one from the Humanities/Fine Arts Category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.
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