Midway University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to have a successful career in the fast-growing and challenging field of accounting. Graduates of this program are fluent in the global language of business and are prepared to take on management positions or become entrepreneurs.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Integrate people, processes, and resources to achieve organizational goals
  • Describe, explain, and apply fundamental concepts and relationships underlying accounting
  • Select and use appropriate resources to acquire, analyze, and synthesize financial data for operational and strategic decision-making
  • Apply quantitative skills to analyze and solve business problems and discover opportunities
  • Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and/or in writing
  • Apply information technology and use the information to support financial decision-making

This program is offered both in-seat and online so that students can choose the format that works best for their needs and schedule.

Career Outlook

Many students graduating with an accounting degree find employment before the end of their senior year of college. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029.

Individuals with a degree in accounting can serve in a variety of roles such as:

  • Public accountants
  • Management accountants
  • Government accountants
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Information technology auditors

How does this degree prepare you for taking the CPA exam?

Kentucky, along with most other states, requires candidates who sit for the CPA exam to have completed 150 hours of course work including a baccalaureate degree and 27 hours of accounting specific courses. Our Bachelor of Science in Accounting is 120 hours, 27 that are specific to accounting. So students will need to take an additional 30 credit hours of course work to be ready to sit for the CPA exam. Those courses can be taken at Midway or another institution, however Midway University has a great way for our students to earns those credits and earn an advanced degree – the MBA 4+1 progarm.

The Midway Accounting Degree + MBA 4+1 Advantage

Undergraduate students now have the option of applying to the MBA 4+1 program to earn their graduate degree within a year of earning their undergraduate degree.  What this means for Accounting majors is you can earn your undergraduate degree, get an advanced start on your MBA and within 5 years have an undergraduate degree, your MBA and all the additional credit hours to sit for your CPA exam.

Why Midway?


student-to-faculty ratio


90% of students receive some form of financial assistance


meet faculty face-to-face to get in-person assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email

Specific admissions details are available for:
First time students
Homeschool students
Transfer students
KCTCS students
International students
Dual Credit High School Students

What are my financial aid options?

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-11 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid for more details.

Do I need to submit my high school transcript to apply?

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

How do I register for classes or sign up for housing?

Once you have been accepted, the Admissions Office will communicate the Next Steps for you to sign up for an Eagle Prep Registration and explain the Housing Application Process if you plan to live on campus.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at

A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your Accounting degree by completing 120 credit hours.

View the Course Catalog