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Students who intend to qualify for the national CPA exam must complete 150 hours of course work, including 30 hours of upper-division and/or graduate accounting courses specifically approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.  The Certificate of Accountancy program consists of five graduate accounting courses required (15 semester credit hours) that satisfy the Board's requirements for research, writing, and ethics. 

Requirements of Admission to the Certificate of Accountancy

Students must have an accounting degree from an AACSB accredited college or university and meet the prerequisite requirements for each course in the Certificate of Accountancy course sequence.

Course Requirements:

ACCT 5302Advanced Acccounting I3
ACCT 5314Professional Wrtng-Accountants3
ACCT 5328Fed Income Tax Partner & Corp3
ACCT 5329Ethics in Accounting3

One Accounting Elective from the following:

ACCT 5305Not-for Profit Accounting3
ACCT 5310Contemporary Accounting Issues3
ACCT 5312Controllership3
ACCT 5313Advanced Cost Accounting3
ACCT 5320Taxation-Ptners/Ptnershp/S Cor3
ACCT 5321Advanced Topics in Federal Tax3
ACCT 5322Tax Concepts Rsrch & Procedure3
ACCT 5323Advanced Auditing3
ACCT 5324Computer Appl-Auditing/Accting3
ACCT 5325Estate and Gift Taxation3
ACCT 5326Advanced Corporate Taxation3
ACCT 5335International Accounting3
ACCT 5392Directed Individual Study-Acct3
ACCT 5394Current Issues in Accounting3
ACCT 5396Internship in Accounting3

11 hours in residence
Residence within 5 years of graduation
2.5 GPA

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 15

Certificate in Accountancy (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
ACCT 5302Advanced Acccounting I3
ACCT 5314Professional Wrtng-Accountants3
ACCT 5328Fed Income Tax Partner & Corp3
ACCT 5329Ethics in Accounting3
Accounting Elective:
Select one of the following:3
Not-for Profit Accounting
Contemporary Accounting Issues
Controllership
Advanced Cost Accounting
Taxation-Ptners/Ptnershp/S Cor
Advanced Topics in Federal Tax
Tax Concepts Rsrch & Procedure
Advanced Auditing
Computer Appl-Auditing/Accting
Estate and Gift Taxation
Advanced Corporate Taxation
International Accounting
Seminar-Managerial Accounting
Directed Individual Study-Acct
Current Issues in Accounting
Internship in Accounting
Total Hours15