Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Program Description

The A.A.S. in Applied Accounting is a fully online associate’s degree that prepares students for entry- and mid-level accounting jobs. Learned skills include keeping financial records, preparation of financial and tax statements, bookkeeping and payroll accounting. The program includes a mix of accounting and related business courses that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to begin or advance a career in accounting. Courses are designed to address the financial decision-making concerns of the modern businessperson.

Graduates of the A.A.S. in Applied Accounting program will have also completed the Accounting Technician certificate and the Bookkeeping occupational endorsement, and can apply for those degrees as well.

Courses (60 Credits)

Major Requirements

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Customer Service OR Fundamentals of Supervision
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Principles of Accounting III
  • Accounting Capstone
  • Income Tax
  • Microcomputer Accounting OR Microcomputer Accounting: QuickBooks
  • Financial Management
  • Fund Accounting for Nonprofits OR Principles of Banking
  • Introduction to Business
  • Microcomputer Spreadsheets OR Microcomputer Databases
Admissions Requirements
No special admissions requirements. General guidelines for applying to UAF can be found here.
Careers in Which Our Graduates Excel

  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting Professionals at Corporations, Utility Companies, Government Agencies, Non-profits and Small Businesses
Cost Breakdown
Tuition Fees Other Expenses
$202/credit $5/credit Technology Fee $40 Application Fee
$6/credit UA Facilities Fee $50 Graduation Fee
$8/credit Network Charge
$25/credit eLearning & Distance Education Fee


Estimated Cost of Program Based on Current Rates: $14,790

For more about UAF costs, visit our Registration Guide.

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I truly enjoyed the online Accounting courses offered at UAF. It gave me control over my studies and allowed for flexibility in my schedule. My overall experience has been very positive!

Anna McTaggert

Fairbanks, Alaska