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Applied Accounting, BAS


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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Accounting provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for employment in the field of accounting. This degree completion program is designed for individuals who wish to compete for jobs that require a more in-depth knowledge of accounting, and supervisory or management skills. The BAS in Applied Accounting brings together tools and techniques from business, communication, information technology, management, sustainability and project-based skills.

This degree completion program is designed for individuals with two-year degrees in accounting-related fields. The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should be able to:

  • Apply a broad understanding of accounting systems and technology, creative problem-solving techniques in the context of complex projects and teams, and in the midst of changing and conflicting demands.
  • Collaborate effectively in multi-disciplinary work teams in support of organizational goals
  • Integrate efficiently and effectively sound project management techniques and professional communication skills
  • Analyze and apply best practices and standards, conform to legal and regulatory standards, and apply appropriate ethical considerations including respect for privacy and fiduciary responsibility.
  • Engage in continuing professional development through lifelong learning
  • Interpret and apply accounting standards to a broad range of business environments to include public, private, non-profit and government
  • Demonstrate the breadth and depth of the educational preparation through the completion of a capstone project

Entry Requirements

Individuals must have:

  • GPA of C+(2.3) in each individual required ACCT course: ACCT 101 ACCT 102 , and ACCT 234 . Students may substitute ACCT 201, 202 and 203 for ACCT 101, 102 and 234. It is necessary that students have taken all prerequisite Accounting courses within five years
  • A minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses listed under the “Recommended Prior to Admission”, “General Education Recommended Prior to Admission” and “Program Electives” sections below.

Degree Requirements

Completion of all required courses as shown in the worksheet for each corresponding concentration. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Complete 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C” or better
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division.
  • Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites. 

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Accounting prospective students must submit the following:

  • Complete Bellevue College general admission application form
  • Pay admissions and placement fee
  • Complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Accounting application form
  • Check the program’s website for more information
  • For students planning to transfer credits to Bellevue College, submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited college(s) and transfer credit request form to the BC Evaluations Office

Required Prior to Admission (15 CR)


Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all college courses, and a C+ (2.3) in each individual course (these accounting classes must not be more than five years old):

General Education Recommended Prior to Admission (25 CR)


Program Electives (40-50 CR)


  • Any college-level credits (100-level or above) not used for any other degree requirement.

General Education Requirements (31 CR)


Met in Baccalaureate

Grand Total: 181 CR


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