Professional Accounting Certificate

The certificate in Professional Accounting is a fully online program designed for students who need additional upper-division accounting or tax coursework to meet professional licensure requirements, but who do not wish to pursue a graduate degree. The certificate gives these students the opportunity to obtain the coursework they need. It is available for traditional as well as executive students. Once admitted to the program, students may take as few or as many courses in the program as desired in order to fulfill their academic and professional goals. See below for a list of courses generally offered in the program. At times additional courses may also be offered. For details about specific course offerings, schedules, registrations, fees, etc., please complete the form on this page. You will receive a prompt reply.

To complete the entire program students must complete 12 credits of coursework, and all courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students may select from the courses below or select up to 6 credits of pre-approved 3000-4000-level ACG/TAX courses that were not taken as part of their undergraduate degree program. Prerequisite restrictions apply. 

Select from the courses below (or 6 credits of pre-approved upper-division ACG/TAX courses)

  • Financial Statement Analysis Concepts and Applications (ACG 5176) 3 credits
  • Advanced Accounting 1 (ACG 5205) 3 credits
  • Accounting Applications in E-Commerce (ACG 5465) 3 credits
  • Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting Theory (ACG 5505) 3 credits
  • IT Auditing Theory and Practice (ACG 5625) 3 credits
  • Auditing and Assurance Services 2 (ACG 5647) 3 credits
  • Internal Auditing (ACG 5677) 3 credits
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (ACG 5686) 3 credits

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The Professional Accounting Certificate Program is open to non-degree students who have sufficient prerequisites to take the courses in the program. Credits counted toward an undergraduate or graduate degree program may not be used toward the certificate in Professional Accounting. The certificate is only open to non-degree-seeking students. However, with advisor approval, students may begin the certificate during their last semester of undergraduate coursework. Students earning more than one grade below a “C” in the approved certificate courses may not receive the certificate in Professional Accounting and may be restricted from taking additional courses in the program.