A Certificate in Accounting permits students interested in a career as a Certified Public Accountant who have a non-accounting bachelor’s degree or are currently enrolled in a non-accounting bachelor degree program, to pursue a program of study that will prepare them for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. Students are required to have 150 hours of college credit to receive CPA certification and licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. All candidates completing this program are eligible to sit for the Uniformed Certified Public Accountant Examination.
The Certificate in Accounting will be awarded upon successful completion of approved coursework with a 2.0 GPA for all courses taken at SRU. Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours of coursework at SRU.
CPA exam candidates will design a program of study to include the following courses.
To access Certificate Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher
This certificate permits students interested in a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who have a non-accounting bachelor's degree or are currently enrolled in a non-accounting bachelor's degree program to pursue a program of study that will prepare them for the uniform CPA exam.
|Required Related Business Courses|
|CPSC 210||Productivity Software||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 219||Business Analytics I||3|
|FIN 320||Managerial Finance||3|
|MGMT 351||Organizational Behavior||3|
|Required Accounting Courses|
|Select 10 Credits from the courses listed below:||30|
|Accounting Information Systems|
|Federal Individual Income Tax|
|Intermediate Accounting I|
|Intermediate Accounting II|
|Business Analysis and Decision Making|
|Auditing Theory and Practice|
|Legal Environment of Business|
|Select 3 credits from the following:||3|
300 level ACCT elective
400 level ACCT elective
300 level FIN elective
400 level FIN elective
Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.
Additional Certificate Requirement
Students must complete at least 12 credit hours from SRU
Important Curriculum Guide Notes
This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.
PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions
Certificate in Accounting (234C)
Effective Spring 2009