Students majoring in accounting may select from a variety of career paths including but not limited to public accounting, management accounting, internal auditing and government accounting. Students interested in public accounting usually sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Georgia CPA exam candidates must have 150 semester hours of college credit, including a bachelor’s degree and 30 semester hours in accounting beyond accounting principles. Additional information concerning the CPA examination may be found at www.cpa-exam.org. Students not interested in sitting for the CPA exam should work closely with their accounting advisor to design a course of study consistent with their career objectives.
While the major offers a solid background in accounting, students who plan careers as professional accountants need additional training. For these students, completion of 21 semester hours of accounting beyond accounting principles is strongly encouraged. Accounting students are encouraged to work closely with their advisors as they develop their degree plans.
No more than 50 percent of the courses used to satisfy the business core or major-specific classes can be transferred from another institution.
Use of information technology:
Specific software and information technology requirements will be listed in individual course syllabi and an opportunity will be provided during the first few weeks of a course to complete any computer-based training modules that were not completed earlier.