Certificate Brochure


The Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting is for students with a baccalaureate degree who wish to complete coursework to prepare for certification examinations in accounting. The certificate in accounting program has been developed for a variety of career objectives, including CPA, CMA, and government and industrial accounting.

This certificate is unique in that it is reserved for candidates who already possess a baccalaureate degree, but it does not require any graduate level coursework, nor does it result in a degree being conferred.

Because this certificate does not result in a degree begin conferred, students pursuing this certificate are not eligible for financial aid or federal loans. However, the cost of the courses are billed at the undergraduate rates (http://sou.edu/enrollment/tuitionandfees.html).

State Boards of Accountancy set the requirements for the Uniform CPA Exam, which generally exceed the 48 credits earned in the Certificate. Please check with your state board for examination requirements. (See "Helpful Links" below.)

Accounting courses are available ONLINE as well as face to face.

Requirements for Admission*

 To be admitted to the Accounting Certificate program, students must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree
  2. Be admitted to Southern Oregon University as a Post-Baccalaureate student.  Post-Bacc admission information may be found at: http://www.sou.edu/admissions/graduate/  Indicate on the application that you are seeking the Post-Bacc Certificate in Accounting and will be taking courses at the undergraduate level only. You must submit official transcripts of all college credits to Admissions.
  3. Submit an applicationWord filefor admission to the certificate program and unofficial transcripts of all college credits to Professor Al Case. You may fill out the application electronically to casea@sou.edu and then mail a copy of your unofficial transcripts to: Al Case, School of Business, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 95720.
  4. Have completed the following courses or equivalents: BA 211 Accounting Information I (Financial Accounting) and BA 213 Accounting Information II (Managerial Accounting).

  *Students who do not meet all of the admission requirements may attach a letter of petition to their  applications. 

 Helpful links:

Questions?  Contact:

Al Case  Casea@sou.edu   541-552-6556