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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 the course work that satisfies the requirements for the CPA examination.

Taken in addition to the 120+ credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree, this certificate will provide you with the credit hours necessary to satisfy the CPA 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 these twelve may be transferred in from other accredited programs.



Program Level

  • Undergraduate Certificate

Accounting 150 Certificate Program Outcomes

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.

Careers for CPAs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the outlook for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) is promising, as are prospects for accountants in general. With an increasing complexity in tax regulations, globalization of business, and a focus on financial transparency, the role of CPAs, accountants, and auditors has become indispensable. Additionally, the BLS highlights that those who possess excellent analytical skills, proficiency in accounting software, and the ability to interpret financial data will have the best opportunities for career advancement and higher salaries.


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