Certificate in Accounting
The Certificate in Accounting is designed for
students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in another field of
business study. The curriculum is comprised of the courses
specific to the B.S. in Accounting and also the course work that
satisfies the requirements for the Delaware C.P.A. examination.
Taken in addition to the 120+ credit hours required for a Bachelor's
degree, this certificate program will provide the student with the
credit hours necessary to satisfy the C.P.A. requirements of 150 credit
hours of college course work. The full certificate totals 36
credit hours, and is comprised of twelve classes, up to six of which may
be transferred in from other accredited programs.
Who would benefit from completing the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting?
business majors, or working adults with business degrees, should
explore this program if they someday hope to be a CPA or work in
some field of accounting. If your undergraduate degree is in
business, this certificate can prepare you for a career in
How many credits will I need to complete to earn the
- That depends on the courses you completed as part of your
undergraduate degree. The course work for the certificate totals
36 credit hours, but many undergraduate degrees in business
require some of the same courses. You will be given credit for
equivalent course work completed within the past eight years,
with a "B" or better at a regionally-accredited college or
university, and thus the number of credit hours may be less than
Will the Certificate help me prepare for the CPA
- Absolutely! These courses are the same accounting courses
taken by students earning the Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Combined with the business courses taken for your undergraduate
degree, you will be as prepared for the CPA exam as anyone with
a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
When could I enroll in the program?
- Students may enroll and start coursework at the beginning of
any of our sessions - August, October, December, January, March,
May, or July.
What types of classes would I take to earn this certificate?
- The classes that comprise the Certificate are as follows:
do I get started?
- Contact Jessica Fehnel, Senior Admissions Representative, at
302-225-6270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many employers offer tuition
assistance to their employees, but often restrict benefits to those enrolled
in degree or certificate programs. While you can enroll as a non-degree seeking student anywhere to earn
accounting credits, our certificate program may qualify you for the
financial assistance you need.