In addition to our traditional on-campus program, the Department also offers a wide range of online options. All of our online accounting course offerings are taught 100% by TTU faculty. Since 2002, the Department has included online education as an integral part of our strategy. We are committed to delivering the highest quality educational opportunities to all of our students and we have the experience to do it. The Department is accredited by the AACSB, the nation’s highest level of accreditation.
While all of the Accounting courses required for the Accounting Major are regularly offered in an online format (prefix ACCT), some non-Accounting courses required for the underlying Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree are not offered online. In addition to its online undergraduate offerings, the Department offers a Master of Accountancy that is taught totally online, except for two required weekend residency experiences.
Second Degree with an Accounting Major
If you already have a Bachelor’s degree, and you wish to earn a 2nd degree with a major in Accounting, the Department is able to provide all of the necessary Accounting coursework in an online format. Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Accounting can be found in the Tennessee Tech Undergraduate Catalog. Non-accounting courses that may be required for the underlying BSBA may be required for a 2nd undergraduate degree depending on the area of your first degree. Those additional courses may not be available online.
If you are interest in pursuing this pathway, you should contact the Department office and speak with the Department Chairperson. Students should also consult the Tennessee Tech Schedule of Classes to confirm which classes will be available each term. In the Schedule of Classes, undergraduate online classes will be marked as section 500.
CPA Requirements in Tennessee
The State of Tennessee has established requirements to hold a CPA license. Those requirements include:
- The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree.
- The candidate must have completed 150 total semester hours of college-level coursework.
- The candidate must have completed 30 hours of Accounting coursework (24 of which must be at the upper division.)
- The candidate must have completed 24 hours of business courses (12 of which must be at the upper division.)
- The candidate must pass the Uniform CPA Examination.