2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, Public Accounting, B.S.

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Since 1995, Alabama, along with most other states, has required 150 semester hours as one condition for taking the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination. Coursework toward this goal may be taken at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Students planning to take the CPA exam may follow one of two courses of study available at the University of Mobile:

University Core and General Education Electives

The University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Music, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, and the Center for Adult Programs.  All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted.  These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.

Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)


  1. Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses.  For example, COM 101  is required for business, theology, and education majors and teacher certification students.  MA 110  is required for all majors in the School of Business.  Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
  2. FS 100 Freshman Seminar (1 semester hour) is required for freshmen only. 
  3. ZCH 007 Chapel (noncredit) is required of traditional undergraduate students. The number of semesters of Chapel (1 to 4 semesters) is based on entry classification. Students in the Center for Adult Programs are exempt from chapel.
  4. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also take twelve semester hours of a modern foreign language.  See specific requirements in the Modern Foreign Language section of the catalog.


Additional Coursework

Additional coursework to satisfy the 150-hour CPA requirement should be selected with the assistance of an academic advisor.

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