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Accounting, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Redlands, CA, United States
The Accounting program from University of Redlands differs from programs in many business schools because we believe that a rigorous, liberal arts education is the most effective foundation for a career in professional accounting. 
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Why study the Accounting program from University of Redlands

  • While our students do acquire the specific business and accounting knowledge necessary to pass professional examinations and join the accounting profession, we are most proud of the development of their intellectual and analytical capabilities, interpersonal and communication skills and their commitments to integrity, self-motivation and lifelong learning.
  • Students work very closely with the faculty, all of whom have extensive professional experience in large and small CPA firms and corporations to add to their academic backgrounds. Small classes, many with less than 20, mean that all students are active participants at every class meeting. Students frequently meet with professors outside of class to discuss concepts, for help with resumes or interview skills, to identify and apply for internships and to plan their careers. Each student will have one-on-one study experiences as they complete at least one independent study, capstone or honors project.
  • Most accounting majors are involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs or part-time internships during the school year. Some of these will likely have a strongly topical focus. The University of Redlands Accounting Society, to which all majors belong, brings in a dozen or more speakers each year. The Redlands Student Investment Fund, open to all students, manages a portion of the University's endowment, presenting and making decisions about potential investments. Some students prepare tax returns for local residents through our VITA program; others advance financial literacy in the community. Students are encouraged to plan ahead so they can study abroad for a semester.
  • Accounting is a demanding major. Many of our graduates complete 150 college units and pass the CPA exam, a challenging, multi-part nationwide exam, shortly after graduation, and go on to obtain the professional experience necessary to become certified public accountants. Others acquire professional certifications such as the CIA or CMA. To meet these goals, students must be dedicated to mastering a vast and ever-changing set of professional standards, at the same time as they develop core intellectual, interpersonal and moral capabilities.


  • Redlands Accounting students go on to great careers.  Over the last five years, within months of graduation, close to 90% of B.S. Accounting graduates begin professional work at public accounting firms that provide training rivaling the value of advanced degrees, all while you start earning a salary. 
  • About half of our students have signed contracts with firms before returning for their senior year; many sign a contract during senior year.  Others find their start in investment firms, private companies, or government.  Still others opt for law school or Master's of Taxation programs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting for Operations
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting for Financial Transactions 
  • Financial Reporting Theory 
  • Auditing 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The Common Application, including the personal essay and University of Redlands member
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended.
  • One letter of recommendation from guidance/college counselor and/or the Common Application Secondary school report.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your academic ability.
  • SAT or ACT score for students whose first language is English
  • Students whose first language is not English, may meet English proficiency by one of the following:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Redlands

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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