Study Accounting

For learners who have a bachelor’s degree in a business field other than accounting, UCA offers these options for studying accounting.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA-Acct)

Choose this option if you want to be a Certified Public Accountant, work in any area of accounting, or maybe earn a future Master’s in Accountancy.

  • Available in-person or fully-online.
  • Usually just 10 accounting classes if your previous coursework is essentially equivalent to our business foundation and core. Take a look at the coursework for this degree. Contact UCA Accounting for an individual evaluation.
  • With the BBA-Acct from UCA, you are eligible to sit for the CPA exam. Read more about CPA eligibility.
  • Visit Admissions to apply. Fully-online students should start at UCA Online. Be sure to select “degree-seeking” with a major in Accounting.

Technical Certificate in Accounting (TCA)

Choose this option for the fastest path to entry-level accounting. After completing the TCA, you can continue your studies to complete the BBA or a Master’s degree in the future.

  • Available in-person or fully-online.
  • 8 Accounting classes. Take a look at the coursework for TCA.
  • If you have passed college accounting courses already, they may transfer. Check out our Transfer Course Equivalency Guide or contact UCA Accounting for an individual evaluation.
  • Visit Admissions to apply. Be sure to select “degree-seeking” with the certificate and major in accounting.
  • The TCA does not make you eligible to become a CPA, but it can be a stepping stone to CPA eligibility. It is a great way to earn prerequisites for UCA’s Master of Accountancy program, just 10 extra classes with CPA eligibility.

Want more information?

Visit the UCA Accounting homepage.