Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This 120-credit program is designed to be completed in four years.

Who can apply? 

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED.

What will I learn in a bachelor's degree in accounting program?

The accounting major provides students with the theories and procedures necessary to prepare them for the many facets of the accounting profession, such as public, managerial, tax and government accounting. Students graduating from the department are prepared to obtain employment in a competitive job market, start a business, or continue their education in graduate and professional degree programs.

If you graduate with a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting and have taken the appropriate electives, you are qualified to sit for the CPA exam in the State of Nevada. Please note that additional education is required beyond a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting to become a licensed CPA. Contact the Nevada State Board of Accountancy for more details on the CPA exam, and the additional requirements to become a licensed CPA in Nevada. For specific requirements in any other state or jurisdiction, refer to the appropriate regulatory body’s website.

Learning outcomes

With a bachelor's degree in accounting, students will be able to:

  • Develop the ability to research professional accounting issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of record keeping and financial reporting.
  • Utilize technology in performing accounting tasks.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of cost and managerial accounting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of United States income taxation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic processes and control systems operated by businesses.
  • Discern ethical conflicts and provide a framework for their resolution.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the international dimensions of the accounting profession.

Learn more about the Accounting Department

Meet the faculty, get to know the Accounting Advisory Board, discover career opportunities, and learn more about Accounting degree programs offered by the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Other degrees in the accounting program

Careers with a degree in accounting

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

46% of undergraduate students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive financial aid. If you think your family’s income is too high to qualify for financial aid, you might be surprised.

50%+ of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

The strength of the college is its people.

At the College of Business we provide premier business education, preparing students to become competitive, ethical and innovative business professionals to drive economic development and improve quality of life for all.

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