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Certificate in Accounting Program

Southern offers a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting program for individuals interested in pursuing a career in accounting who currently hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college in a discipline other than accounting. This program has been developed in response to the tremendous demand for CPAs in the state of Connecticut. Students in the Certificate of Accounting program will be included in the regularly scheduled undergraduate accounting classes which are currently offered both day and evening.

Students in the program take eight required courses in undergraduate accounting for a total of 27 credit hours.  Graduates from the program will be eligible to sit for the CPA examination in Connecticut providing they have also earned 22 credit hours in general business courses.   To be licensed  as a CPA, a cumulative total of: (1) 150 hours of education, (2) 36 hours in accounting, and (3) 30 hours in business education are required. A track in the MBA has been developed allowing students to earn the MBA with a concentration in Accounting while meeting these additional requirements. 

Admission to the Certificate of Accounting Program requires the following:

  • An earned bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 with conditional acceptance being considered for those with undergraduate GPAs from a 2.5.

Admission to the Accounting Certificate program is currently handled by the Undergraduate Admissions office. Click here to access the Transfer Student application, which you will use to apply. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be sent to the Southern Admissions office for completion of your certificate application.

For questions on Tuition and Fees for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting, please visit:

For more information, please call the Accounting Department at (203) 392-5691.