The Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting is awarded by the Division of Continuing and International Education and the Department of Accounting. It is designed for those who hold at least an undergraduate degree in a field other than accounting from an accredited college or university and whose present interest or occupation is accounting.
This programs requires students to take the same 24 semester hours of accounting courses required for an undergraduate major in accounting.
To sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Florida, students must have completed 120 semester hours including 24 semester hours of accounting (above the elementary level) and 24 semester hours of business courses, including a minimum of six hours of business law. There are additional educational requirements to become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida. Students may wish to consider either the Master of Accounting or Master of Science in Taxation program (offered by the School of Business) to meet those additional education requirements.
NOTE: All students in the CCP-Accounting program must follow the prerequisites set out by the Accounting Department. All students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all counting courses before enrolling in ACC 312. All subsequent coursework specific to the accounting major are of specialization, including ACC 312, must be completed with a grade of a "C" or better. However, students must maintain a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average in all accounting courses. A grade of "D" is not acceptable and must be repeated. A student may not continue with the sequence without passing the perquisite course. A "D or F" grade in any course is calculated in the cumulative grade point average of all Accounting courses, even after a passing grade is earned in the repeated course.
ACC 301 - Cost Accounting
ACC 311 - Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 312 - Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 402 - Auditing
ACC 403 - Fundamentals of Taxation
ACC 404 - Advanced Taxation
ACC 406 - Accounting Systems
ACC 411 - Advanced Accounting