The Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy requires a minimum of both semester hours and course content in order to sit for the CPA examination. The current (2012) requirements are 150 semester hours and content coverage of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, business law, and accounting electives. Therefore, students considering CPA certification will need course work in accounting beyond the minimum requirements for the BSBA degree. For complete details and requirements see the web page of the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy: http://asbpa.state.al.us/exam.html.
The College's CPA Prep 4 + 1 Program provides an efficient way for students to complete their BSBA in accounting, complete the requirements to sit for the CPA exam, and obtain a Master of Accountancy degree, all in 5 years. The program includes 4 years of undergraduate study (leading to the BSBA with a major in Accounting) plus 1 year of full-time graduate study (culminating in the Master of Accountancy degree). Students who complete the CPA Prep 4 + 1 Program and pass the CPA exam have assembled an impressive set of credentials.
Please refer to the UAH Graduate Catalog for more information on the graduate portion of the program.