Dec 03, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Major

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Accounting is the management and communication of financial information for business and administrative decision-making. The major is designed to provide a common accounting and business foundation useful for a variety of student objectives. The place of accounting in decision-making is emphasized within the accounting curriculum, but students will also be expected to achieve a sound liberal education including strong communication skills, so that the successful graduate can both visualize accounting activities within broader organizational and social objectives and communicate information effectively. A total of 60 semester hours is required for the Accounting major and upon completion of the requirements a student will earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Students majoring in Accounting must satisfactorily complete:

Requirements for CPA Licensure (Florida):

The State of Florida requires 150 credit hours in order to obtain a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Flagler College’s current accounting curriculum is designed to meet the requirements to qualify to take the CPA examination (i.e., 120 hours), but not for licensure. Additional courses can be taken at Flagler College to satisfy the 150 credit hour requirement for licensure. To do so, the student must complete three additional accounting credit hours by taking one of the following courses:

Also, in addition to the general business courses required for the accounting major, the student must take twelve additional general business education credits, which include courses in business, economics, finance, computers or statistics (computers and statistics limited to six hours each) that are upper level courses (300 or 400 level). This requirement would be reduced for any general business education electives taken as an undergraduate.

After the accounting and general business education credits have been satisfied, the student must take an additional amount of elective credits to complete the 150 hours. We encourage students to take courses that would be beneficial in the career they are seeking.

Although most states require 150 hours for licensure, the required specified courses may differ from Florida. A student who desires to obtain licensure in a state other than Florida needs to review the information provided by the state’s board of public accountancy.

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