Any student considering taking the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination should contact the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana, (504) 566-1244, to get a complete copy of the examination requirements and information. The requirements may change. The School of Continuing Studies serves both students who wish to prepare for the State Board CPA Exam while they earn a degree as well as students who already have a degree but lack the specified accounting and/or business courses.
In order to sit for the State Board CPA Exam, a student must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, have earned 150 semester credits as prescribed by the Louisiana CPA State Board Rules, including 24 credits of business courses (of which one course has to be a commercial law course) and must complete 24 credits of specific accounting courses. The School of Continuing Studies is currently not offering all of the accounting courses required to sit for the CPA exam.
Suggested program of study
SCS suggests the following program of study, which allows for prerequisite courses:
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In the listing, choose "Include" under School of Continuing Studies Course Offerings, your program from the Course Subject Area, and the campus you prefer, if applicable.
Prerequisite Accounting Courses Not included in the required 24 accounting credits.
BSAC 1110 Elementary Accounting I
BSAC 1120 Elementary Accounting II
Upper Level Accounting Courses
BSAC 2210 Intermediate Accounting I
BSAC 2220 Intermediate Accounting II
BSAC 3310 Cost Accounting
The courses below are offered when demand for a class meets 8 or more students. Please contact the Director for information on List of Interest.
BSAC 3410 Income Tax
BSAC 3420 Corporate Tax
BSAC 4510 Auditing
BSAC 5620 Advanced Accounting
Accounting elective above the 1000 level
Please consult the program director, Mr. Chastian "Choose" Taurman (
), about course availability.