The Milgard School of Business Non-matriculated Accounting Program is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and wish to complete the necessary accounting course work to sit for the CPA exam. This is NOT a certificate program. An alternative to this non-degree program is the Master of Science in Accounting, a Stem program. Learn more.
Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor's degree and accounting prerequisites
One page statement of intent
One letter of recommendation
T ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I
T ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II
T ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting III
T ACCT 311 Cost Accounting
T ACCT 330 Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
T ACCT 404 Advanced Financial Accounting
T ACCT 411 Auditing Standards and Principles
T ACCT 451 Individual Income Taxation
Note: TACCT 301 must be taken in order and prior to taking any 400-level courses.
Accounting courses are offered in sequence beginning in Autumn quarter. The accounting series will take an average of five quarters to complete. Students may also have the opportunity to take other business and non-business courses, as needed to sit for the CPA. For specific information regarding exam requirements, please contact the Washington State Board of Accountancy.
According to the Washington State Board of Accountancy, to be eligible to take the CPA examination applicants must have completed:
At least 150 semester-hour credits (225 quarter-hours) of college education,
Baccalaureate or graduate degree from an accredited US college or university, and
Concentration in accounting to include: 24 semester-hour credits (36 quarter-hours) in accounting subjects AND 24 semester-hour credits (36 quarter-hours) in business administration subjects at the undergraduate or graduate level