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Herzing University | Associate of Science - Accounting

Herzing University's Associate of Science - Accounting is for students who are interested in learning fundamental accounting skills. Learn more about Herzing University's Associate of Science - Accounting program.

Official Program Name:

Associate and Applied Associate of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Herzing University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

The Associate and Applied Associate of Science in Accounting degree is geared towards undergraduate students who are interested in learning about accounting principles, as well as business fundamentals and the computer software used in the industry. All applicants for an undergraduate degree at Herzing University must have a high school diploma or equivalent; additional requirements may apply for certain programs.

Program Description:

Herzing University's Associate's in Accounting program is designed to give its graduates a comprehensive background of the procedures and applications of accounting. The program's core courses are intended to introduce students to accounting concepts, payroll and taxation, computerized accounting software, business structure and law, marketing, microeconomics, ethics, and project management. Successful graduates might be able to use the skills and regulatory knowledge covered in this program to complete practical tasks involving accounting records, spreadsheets, databases and other financial activities. Students are also given an opportunity to demonstrate these skills by completing an internship or accounting-related research project. This program may result in an Associate of Science or an Associate of Applied Science, depending on the campus.

Learning Format:

On campus and online

Program Length:

65 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Herzing University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Associate of Science - Accounting:

This program consists of 12 business courses, plus eight basic academic core courses and two professional development courses. Students may choose to complete an internship or a research project if the internship is unavailable. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Herzing University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Business Core Courses (36 credits)

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Taxation I
  • Taxation II
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • The Digital Firm and Business Communications
  • Business Law I
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Required Internship or Research Project (3 credits)

  • Students select one:
    • Internship (Associate Degree)
    • Research Project

General Education Courses (24 credits)

  • English Composition I
  • Information Literacy
  • Speech
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • College Algebra
  • Environmental Literacy
  • Psychology

Personal and Professional Development Courses (2 credits)

  • Professional Development I
  • Professional Development II

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who successfully complete Herzing University's Associate of Science in Accounting could transfer some or all their earned credit hours towards a bachelor's degree in a related field. A bachelor's degree could lead to additional workplace responsibilities or a more specialized focus in a desired career area. Some degree programs graduates could consider include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Project Management

Career Paths:

Herzing University's Associate of Science in Accounting program is intended to provide its graduates with applicable accounting knowledge and skills that are common to entry-level accounting positions. Some positions a graduate of this program could pursue include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting assistant
  • Auditing clerk
  • Payroll clerk
  • Tax preparer