Undergraduate Certificate in Accountancy

The School of Accountancy offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Accountancy Program for students who successfully complete 24 hours (eight three-semester hour courses) of upper-level (3000 level and above) undergraduate accounting courses at Auburn University.  The program is designed for two types of candidates:  1) campus undergraduate business students who are not majoring in accounting but desire to pursue the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam and would like formal recognition of this professional competency or 2) online undergraduate students pursuing the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam.  Campus undergraduate students may be first degree candidates; however, online candidates must hold at least a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university and must have completed the required business foundation prerequisites.  The course requirements for the certificate program are listed below:

Undergraduate Certificate in Accountancy Program

Requires 24 Semester Hours

Required Courses: (Six Hours)

ACCT 3110/3113Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 3120/3123Intermediate Accounting II3

The above course numbers that end in “0” represent the campus section, and course numbers ending in “3” represent the online section.  The School of Accountancy does not allow Auburn University students to be concurrently enrolled in both online and on-campus sections. Campus students are not allowed to enroll in online sections.

All students are required to take Intermediate Accounting I and II.  Campus students are required to complete all upper-level accounting courses at Auburn University-Main Campus.  Online students that have completed Intermediate Accounting I and II at another regionally accredited institution and have earned a minimum grade of B or higher in each course may receive a waiver of these two courses by the program director, and therefore, be required to take 24 hours from the courses listed below. 

Additional Courses Offered:

ACCT 3210/3213Cost Accounting3
ACCT 3310/3313Business Processes and Internal Controls3
ACCT 3510/3513Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 4140/4143Special Topics in Accounting3
ACCT 4310/4313Auditing and Assurance Services3
ACCT 4410/4413Income Tax I3
ACCT 5130/5133Advanced Accounting Topics3
ACCT 5420/5423Income Tax II3
ACCT 5610/5613Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting3
ACCT 5700/5703Advanced Business Law3
 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Campus Students:  Undergraduate Certificate Program Requirements 

  1. Candidates must be enrolled in a non-accounting business degree program at Auburn University.
  2. Candidates must meet and adhere to course prerequisites listed in the AU Bulletin.
  3. Candidates must earn a minimum of a 2.0 Overall GPA across the eight courses.
  4. Candidates must adhere to Auburn University policies and guidelines as outlined in the AU Bulletin.
  5. No transfer credit is permitted.  All eight courses must be taken at Auburn University-Main Campus.
  6. Candidates must adhere to School of Accountancy policies and guidelines.
  7. The Admissions Process will be administered by the Auburn University Admissions Office.

Online Students:  Undergraduate Certificate Program Requirements 

  1. Candidates must hold a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university and must have completed the 24 hours of business foundation prerequisites.
  2. Candidates must meet and adhere to course prerequisites listed in the AU Bulletin.
  3. Candidates must earn a minimum of a 2.0 Overall GPA across the eight courses.
  4. Candidates must adhere to Auburn University policies and guidelines as outlined in the AU Bulletin.
  5. The Program is limited to students with USA or APO addresses only.
  6. No transfer credit is permitted.  All eight courses must be taken at Auburn University.
  7. Candidates must adhere to School of Accountancy policies and guidelines.
  8. The Admissions Process will be administered by the School of Accountancy through Auburn Accounting Online.

Questions about the Undergraduate Certificate in Accountancy should be directed to Andee Hodo, Assistant Director of Online Accounting Programs at andee.hodo@auburn.edu or (334) 844-6207.