Online Associate of Arts in General Studies with Accounting Concentration

The Touro University Worldwide AA with a concentration in Accounting is designed as the first step along an Accountants’ career path and provides the fundamental skillsets students need to succeed.

Accountants are in high demand in organizations of all sizes whether public, private or non-profit. Accountants have an essential role in keeping these organizations moving forward.

The Online Associate of Arts in General Studies with a concentration in Accounting at Touro University Worldwide (TUW) is a 60-credit hour program designed to provide students the fundamental skills useful for entry-level careers in accounting departments of any organization, such as public accounting, private industry, government or nonprofit organizations, providing a pathway toward a rewarding career in accounting.

The accounting concentration curriculum aims to prepare students to apply for positions such as payroll clerk, accounting assistant, bookkeeper and pursue bachelor level courses in business and accounting.

What makes the TUW online Associate’s in General Studies program different?
  • 100% online
  • Very affordable tuition
  • Nonprofit Accredited University
  • No residency required
  • Accelerated admissions process
  • 6 start dates throughout the year
  • 8 weeks session
  • Professors with Real-World Experience

The Associate of Arts in General Studies with a concentration in accounting was developed by practicing accounting faculty with students and organizations in mind, to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their careers. The accounting concentration includes courses such as Principles of Accounting I, Principles of Accounting II, Ethics in Accounting, Payroll Accounting, Computerized Accounting, Fundamental Tax Accounting, and Managerial Accounting.

Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.


TUW presents a flexible course of study by offering the associate degree online. The degree is designed to maximize the number of transfer credits counted toward the degree, resulting in a shorter completion time.

Drawing on TUW’s exceptional professional practice faculty, students learn firsthand from industry experts who bring relevance to the classroom. Students can immediately apply the lessons learned in the classroom to their current job while preparing to advance their careers to the next level.

Student Centered

The associate of arts degree program is student centered in a number of ways. Class sizes are limited and more personal, so you receive more of your professor’s time. All TUW professors are carefully selected for their credentials and passion as an educator.

Program Requirements

In order to complete the degree in Associate of Arts in General Studies, the student has to complete a total of 60 credits

  • General Education (45 credits)
  • Concentration Courses (15 credits)
  • Portfolio

The time it will take to complete the associate degree online can vary. The duration of the program depends on several factors, including the number of credits accepted for transfer and whether or not students take time off between courses.

Students who enroll full time (12 credits per semester for three semesters each academic year) can complete the degree in 5 sessions. Students who enroll part-time (six credits per semester for three semesters each academic year) will complete the program in 10 sessions.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Associate of Arts in General Studies may be achieved by completion of the following requirements:

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalent
  2. High school cumulative GPA of 2.0 (if not a transfer student)
  3. Pass admissions test in English and Math/placement test

    1. Successful completion of a transferable course in ENG 130 with a grade of C or higher, waives admissions test in English.
    2. Successful completion of a transferable course to MAT 106 or higher, grade of C or higher waives admissions test in Math.

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit or write WSCUC at 1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500, Alameda, CA 94501.