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Accounting (B.S.)

Important Information on CPA Examination Requirements

Indiana Residents

To be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination, Indiana residents must complete the accounting major plus an additional 30 credits, also offered online at Indiana State University. Coursework in the forensic accounting minor, finance minor, and insurance and risk management minor can be used to partially satisfy this requirement. Each student works with an academic advisor to build a program of study based on the student's professional goals.

Out-of-State Students

Out-of-state students should contact their state board of accountancy to verify requirements. Students also may contact the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to determine their state’s requirements. All states require a minimum of 150 credit hours in addition to required coursework to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

United States and Puerto Rico

The curriculum for the Accounting B.S. program meets the requirements for CPA licensure in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Puerto Rico.

The curriculum for the Accounting B.S. program does not meet the requirements for CPA licensure in the following states: California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, and Texas.


Questions regarding online program availability should be directed to Indiana State Online at (812) 237-2345 or The University reserves the right to correct errors.