The objective of the Bachelor of Professional Accountancy (B.P.A.) curriculum sequence is to prepare the student for a career in professional accounting. This program would satisfy the 150-hour (five year) requirement to sit for the CPA examination. It would also provide in-depth preparation beyond the B.B.A. in accounting for other certification examinations–or for those who desire additional preparation in a specific area of accounting.
A minor is not required.
Bachelor of Professional Accountancy (B.P.A.)
Every candidate must earn at least a total of 150 credits, including 42 credits at the 300-400 level, complete university Basic Skills and General Education requirements, and must satisfy the following:
Accounting majors are encouraged to seek internship opportunities and ACCT 319 is available for students to earn course credit for such internships. However, ACCT 319 may not be substituted for any of the Major Required or Major Elective accounting courses.
Accounting is not available as a second major to students currently enrolled in a non-B.B.A. SVSU major.