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Accounting (Professional), Certificate of Special Study

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The Department of Accountancy offers a Certificate of Special Study in Accounting. This certificate is designed to prepare Accountancy Option students who wish to pursue licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to sit for the CPA exam and meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in California.

To receive this certificate, a student must have:

  • completed all requirements for the Business Administration Degree, Accountancy Option.
  • totaled 150 semester units on his or her Fresno State transcript, including transferred units.
  • completed the course requirements specified below.

Course Requirements (13-15 units)

Note: Students must complete ACCT 144  and ACCT 162 . If they have already completed these courses as part of their accounting electives for a bachelor’s degree, then they may choose from any of the additional electives listed above.

For successful completion of the certificate, the student must receive a grade of C or better in each course except courses taken on a credit/non-credit basis. The certificate will be conferred only in conjunction with the awarding of a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno.

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