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Bachelor of Science in Accounting/CPA

Prepare for a fulfilling career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by earning your Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in our Accounting/Certified Public Accountant specialization. Our 120-credit degree program was designed for students interested in pursuing a career in a variety of sectors including public, private, nonprofit and governmental accounting. Immerse yourself in coursework in financial, managerial and cost accounting, auditing, and the principles of finance, business and the arts and sciences to advance your career as a professional accountant.

As a graduate of our bachelor of science in accounting/CPA program, you will complete the prerequisites necessary to sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey. Upon graduation, students can seamlessly integrate the program into the CPA and Master’s Track.

  • Required Courses in General Education section: College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis (within Intellectual and Practical Skills section of General Education requirements); and Statistics (within Math section of General Education requirements).
  • Required Courses: Intermediate Accounting I and II, Advanced Accounting I and II, Federal Income Taxation, Auditing
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State University courses and/or exams.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.

Note 2: Students considering preparation for CPA should contact their state Board of Accountancy for specific details concerning requirements to sit for the CPA exam and other requirements related to the exam.

Note 3: Thomas Edison State University course refers to the University’s own course offering of guided study, Online or Exam or Prior Learning Assessment courses.

Note 4: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA).

It is strongly recommended that all BS/BSBA students, regardless of area of study, include a business ethics subject as part of the general education or electives component of their degree.