About this Program

 Accounting services are becoming both broader and more specialized. The major changes that have occurred in the accounting profession dictate expanded and updated educational programs. The minimum education necessary for the professional accountant cannot be achieved in four years of undergraduate study. Although one may sit for the Uniform CPA Exam with only 120 hours of college credit, the Virginia Board of Accountancy requires one to have 150 semester hours of education to obtain the CPA License. Additionally, the number of fields open to accounting majors has increased dramatically in recent years requiring graduates to complete specialized courses in operational auditing, fraud examination, managerial accounting, taxation, etc.

Program Highlights

  • You will be able to identify and solve ethical issues in accounting

  • You will be able to use things you learned in your business courses to answer accounting and business problems

  • You will understand how information technology can influence accounting decisions

  • You will be able to recognize and resolve accounting and business issues in a global setting

  • You will be able to communicate an idea clearly in an oral presentation

  • You will be able to identify and work out accounting issues in financial and management accounting, tax, and accounting information systems

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What are the requirements to apply for Accounting at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Accounting should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Prospective students may apply for admission to the program for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The A minor in accounting requires the completion of ACCT 305 with a grade of C or better and 6 hours of 300- and/or 400-level accounting courses. 


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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