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The accounting major prepares business students to make as smooth transition from college into a successful and meaningful career in the professional practice of accounting, whether it be in public, private, or governmental accounting. Because of the professional aspects of accounting, equal emphasis is placed on general education in the arts and humanities and the functioning of business enterprises, as well as the basic underlying concepts of accounting.

Student Perspectives

A Perspective from an Accounting Major

Accounting major and Foote fellow Richard McCants discusses how guidance from professors and advisors helped him define his career path.

CPA Exam

There are some important differences in the requirements for the CPA exam from one state to another. Students who wish to be certified in states other than Florida need to consult with the appropriate state board of  accountancy. The AICPA website ( is a good starting point for determining the requirements of each state.

In general, persons who wish to sit for the CP exam in Florida and most other states are required to complete at least 30 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. Accordingly, many of our graduates satisfy the 30-semester hour requirement for the CPA by continuing on for a fifth year during which time they may also complete the requirements for either the Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Science in Taxation degree. Students interested in these programs should consult the Chair or the Program Director within the department.

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