Applied Accounting

Earn your associate in accounting degree online at UAF and prepare for entry- and mid-level accounting jobs

Emphasizing an applied approach to business, nearly all of the courses in this program give you the opportunity to engage in real-world projects such as preparation of financial and tax statements, bookkeeping and payroll accounting. Our program also allows you to earn microcredentials through your studies that demonstrate skills and experience in a particular subject area, which can help connect you with employers looking for those competencies.

Who Is the Associate in Accounting Degree Designed For?

Courses in the online accounting associate degree program are designed to address the financial decision-making concerns of the modern businessperson. 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. Graduates of the associate degree will have also completed the Accounting Technician certificate and the Bookkeeping occupational endorsement, and can apply for those degrees as well.

This degree is available to be completed 100% online, which is an opportunity for students who need extra flexibility.

Why Earn Your Associate Degree in Accounting at UAF?

  • Learn from industry experts who bring real-world experience to the coursework.
  • Earn industry-recognized microcredentials in Microsoft Excel.
  • Engage in numerous applied learning activities that connect classroom lessons to the real world.

Degree Type

  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
  • Offered as major and minor


  • In-person
  • Hybrid
  • Online

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Earn Your Applied Accounting Degree Online

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

Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.