Non-degree Seeking / Certificate in Professional Accounting

Non-degree Seeking

The three classes listed below are the only classes available to non-degree seeking students.

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
*Advanced Accounting ACG 5205 3
*Auditing and Assurance Services 2 ACG 5647 3
Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting Theory  ACG 5505 3

 

If you are not interested in completing a degree program, you may apply to FAU as a non-degree student. Undergraduate courses are numbered 1000-4000 and graduate courses are numbered 5000-6000. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to take graduate level courses.

Once you have been admitted to FAU as a non-degree seeking student, you must clear all your holds and then contact COBAdvising@fau.edu for undergraduate course overrides.

For information about graduate level courses or CPA advising, please see the Certificate in Professional Accounting information below. 

*These classes are also offered by the School of Accounting traditional program. However, seating for these classes in the traditional program is limited and non-degree seeking students are not allowed to register early; thus seats in the traditional program classes cannot be guaranteed. Seats in sections offered by the School of Accounting Executive Programs are not limited and early registration is allowed.

Certificate in Professional Accounting

The three classes listed below are the only classes available to non-degree seeking students.

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
*Advanced Accounting ACG 5205

3

*Auditing and Assurance Services 2 ACG 5647

3

Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting Theory

ACG 5505 3

 

The Certificate in Professional Accounting is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting or students in their senior year of an undergraduate accounting program who need additional upper-division accounting and/or tax coursework to meet professional licensure requirements, but who do not wish to pursue a graduate degree. Students must complete 12 credit hours 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 hours of preapproved 3000-4000 level ACG/TAX courses that were not taken as part of their undergraduate degree program. Prerequisite restrictions apply.

NOTE: The School of Accounting will provide advisory services regarding the educational requirements to sit for the Florida CPA exam and licensing to current FAU School of Accounting students or alumni only. CPA advising is not available from December 15, 2018 through January 15, 2019 or May 4, 2019 through August 27, 2019. A student must be a degree seeking FAU student pursuing a bachelors of accounting, masters of accounting, masters of taxation, or an MBA with an accounting concentration, or possess an FAU undergraduate or graduate accounting degree, to qualify for this service. All others must contact their own institution or the Florida Board of Accountancy for information on the CPA examination and licensing requirements and for assistance with choosing courses (Please consult the catalog for course descriptions). If you plan to apply for CPA licensing in a state other than Florida, please consult with the applicable state’s board of accountancy.

 

The Certificate is not a degree program and does not culminate in a credential listed on your transcript. None of the courses taken to earn this certificate are guaranteed to count towards earning a degree at FAU.

Credits counted toward an undergraduate or graduate degree program may not be used toward the Certificate in Professional Accounting. The Certificate in Professional Accounting is only open to non-degree seeking students. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to take graduate level courses. Undergraduate students are only eligible to take the 5000-level courses listed for the certificate program. The 6000-level courses are only open to students who have an earned undergraduate degree and who meet prerequisites for the 6000-level courses they wish to take. Students earning more than one grade below a “C” in the approved Certificate in Professional Accounting courses may not receive a Certificate in Professional Accounting or register for additional graduate courses.

If you are not currently a non-degree seeking student, click here to learn how to apply.

Once you have been admitted to FAU as a non-degree seeking student, you must clear all your holds and then contact COBAdvising@fau.edu for undergraduate course overrides or mullinsc@fau.edu for graduate course overrides.

*These classes are also offered by the School of Accounting traditional program. However, seating for these classes in the traditional program is limited and certificate students are not allowed to register early; thus seats in the traditional program classes cannot be guaranteed. Seats in sections offered by the School of Accounting Executive Programs are not limited and early registration is allowed.

 

If you have questions about the program or how to apply, please contact Caitlin Mullins at mullinsc@fau.edu or 561-297-0525.

 


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