The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) requires candidates for the CPA exam to have a minimum of 150 credit hours of college coursework. Because the Accounting BBA Degree Plan consists of only 120 credit hours, students completing the undergraduate degree must take additional coursework to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.
Additional Coursework to Become CPA Eligible at Texas A&M University
In order to accommodate those desiring to obtain CPA eligibility, the James Benjamin Department of Accounting in Mays Business School offers two methods to take TSBPA-approved coursework: the Master of Science in Accounting program and the undergraduate CPA eligibility track. Students considering these options should meet with the accounting BBA advisor to determine which option will best meet their needs.
NOTE: The additional coursework to become CPA eligible does not have to be taken at Texas A&M University. Students can apply for graduate school at another university or take additional upper-level coursework that is approved by the board from another TSBPA-approved institution. Rules for when and where additional coursework can be taken can be found on the TSBPA website.