September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2023  
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Accounting (AS/AASA)

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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This accounting program provides students with a solid accounting background. The curriculum includes academic core courses, business courses, and education in computer skills related to accounting such as computerized accounting software, spreadsheets, and payroll systems. This program provides career opportunities in accounting areas such as payables, receivables, bookkeeping, payroll, and taxation.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply industry standard accounting principles and accounting based software to financial information
  2. Demonstrate mastery of systems. industry standard spreadsheets, databases, and accounting
  3. Articulate organizational, operational, ethical, legal, and economic issues affecting the accounting industry

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing clerk.

Program Content

A minimum of 65.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Business Core Courses

All courses, 36.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Internship or Research Project

3.00 semester credit hours are required.


* Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.

General Education Requirements

Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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