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Accounting Program 

The Accounting programs at the University of North Florida have earned separate accreditation by AACSB - The International Association of Management Education placing it among an elite group of fewer than fifteen percent of accounting programs in the nation with this distinction.

While the objectives of the various accounting areas of study have several common paths, there is a point where they diverge. Public accountants need more emphasis in the concepts and standards of auditing and financial reporting. Management accountants, serving as controllers, treasurers, and other financial executives need more concentration in the use of accounting data for predicting future costs and income, as well as for evaluative purposes. Governmental accountants need additional emphasis in special accounting methods for non-profit organizations. Internal auditors need to be able to evaluate managerial effectiveness and efficiency.

Regardless of their choice, students will be expected to demonstrate a sound liberal arts education so that their accounting studies can be seen in the perspective of the broader purposes of the organization that employs them, of society's economic, social and cultural institutions, and of their own life goals.




Please see an advisor for an OFFICIAL program of study. This program is pending evaluation of official transcripts.

  • You must complete prerequisites before registering for any course. Refer to the Course Catalog for details.
  • View the My Osprey Map [Course Sequence Guide] to keep on track for graduation – should be used in consultation with an academic advisor after admission to UNF.
  • A student may receive credit for a course only once. However, the GPA will reflect all repeated courses.
  • This program is subject to a student fully admitted into the Coggin College of Business.
  • An approved dual enrollment form is required prior to registering for courses at another institution. Students are not allowed to enroll in courses at another institution during their last semester at UNF. 


Prerequisites (21 credits)

21 semester hours are required. Grade of "C" or better is required in all prerequisites.

  • ACG2021 Prin of Financial Accounting (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: ACGX021, ACGX022 or (ACGX001 & ACGX011)
  • ACG2071 Prin Managerial Accounting (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301
  • CGS1100 Computer Applications for Busi (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: CGSX100, CGSX530, CGSX570, CGSX060, CGSX100C, CGSX518, CGSX531, CGSX000, or ISMX000 (or demonstrated competency)
  • ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: ECOX013
  • ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: ECOX023
  • MAC2233 (GM)Calculus for Business (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: MACX233 or MACX230
  • STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: STAX023, or STAX122 or QMBX100



Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • 18 semester hours are required. A grade of "C" or better is required in all core courses. MAN4720 is taken in a student's last semester. FIN3403, MAN3025, & MAR3023 must be completed Prior to taking MAN4720.
  • BUL3130 Legal Environment of Business (3 Credits)
  • FIN3403 Financial Management (3 Credits)
  • MAN3025 Administrative Management (3 Credits)
  • MAR3023 Principles of Marketing (3 Credits)
  • MAN3504 Operations Management (3 Credits)
  • MAN4720 Strategic Mgmt Business Policy (3 Credits)
  • You must pre-apply at for MAN4720


Major Requirements (24 credits)

24 semester hours are required. Grade of "C" or better is required in all major courses. The department's one repeat rule applies to all of the major courses in accounting.

  • ACG3103 Intermediate Accounting I (3 Credits)
  • ACG3113 Intermediate Accounting II (3 Credits)
  • ACG3123 Intermediate Accounting III (3 Credits)
  • ACG4361 Cost Accounting (3 Credits)
  • ACG4401 Accounting Information Systems (3 Credits)
  • TAX3001 Federal Income Tax (3 Credits)
  • ACG4651 Auditing (3 Credits)
  • SELECT one elective course (3 credits)
    • ACG or TAX (3000 - 4000 level) excluding TAX3721


Business Electives (6 credits)

6 semester hours required. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in this area.

  • SELECT 1 course from:
    • (3000-4000) BUL, ECO, FIN, MAN, MAR, RMI, TRA
  • SELECT one elective with 3 credits
    • ACG4251 International Accounting, FIN4604 International Finance, ECO3704 International Trade, MAN4600 International Management, or MAR4156 International Marketing



Required Business (6 credits)

6 semester hours are required. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses in this area.

  • ECO3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • ECO3411 Business/Economic Statistics (3 Credits)

Non-Business Requirements (6 credits)

6 Semester hours are required. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses in this area. The Cultural Diversity course should be chosen from the list at:

  • SPC4064 Public Speaking Professionals (3 Credits)
    • If you took Public Speaking at the lower level (1000 -2000) You may substitute any upper level (3000-4000) elective for SPC4064.
  • AND one cultural diversity course 


One Repeat Policy

The Department of Accounting and Finance enforces the “one repeat” policy for all upper-division courses taught in the department except for FIN 3403 and FIN 4604. This currently includes any courses with a prefix of ACG, FIN, REE, RMI, or TAX.

Students who do not successfully complete a course on the first attempt (i.e. earn a grade of D, F, or WF) will be granted one chance to repeat the course. Students who do not successfully complete a course within two attempts will not be permitted to register for the course in future semesters. 



Deadlines for Submission of Appeals of One Repeat Policy

  • Summer 2018 Enrollment must submit appeal by January 26, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Enrollment must submit appeal by June 29, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Enrollment must submit appeal by September 28, 2018

Appeal Form

Florida CPA Exam Requirements

Passing the CPA Exam in Florida: Just the facts a panel discussion seminar moderated by Dr. Jeff Michelman, CPA, CMA about taking and passing the CPA Exam.

CPA Evaluation Form


Baccalaureate Degree in Accounting or equivalent

Education must include:
24 hours in accounting above elementary (all hours must be at the upper division level). MUST include coverage in:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Tax
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost and/or managerial accounting
  • May include 3 hours of internship (internship hours cannot be counted as financial accounting, auditing or tax).
  • 24 hours in general business including at least 6 hours of business law. (Beginning in 1993, these hours must be upper division except for Economics I and II, Business Law I, Statistics, and Introduction to Computers.) These five courses can be taken at the lower level. The business law must include coverage of the U.C.C. and 3 hours must be at the “Upper Level.”

Business hours may include:

  • Additional accounting hours above the 24 required
  • Additional internship hours
  • Economics courses
  • Specialized industry courses if certified by the department chairperson
  • Oral or written communication courses if they have a business or accounting prefix (or are required of business majors)
  • A maximum of 9 hours of computer courses
  • A maximum of 6 hours of upper division statistic courses

Note: Business & Accounting hours MAY NOT include any elementary accounting courses, vocational or clerical courses.

Basic Requirements to be Certified

  • You need 30 hours in excess of the semester hours required to get your bachelors degree (at most universities that means 120 + 30 = 150).
  • Included in the total number, you must have 36 hours of “upper level” accounting (junior year up), to include coverage in financial, cost, systems, tax, and auditing). Basic MBA financial and managerial courses will not count.
  • You need 39 hours of general business (economics, statistics, management, marketing, finance, QMB, business law and computer applications, etc). Only economics, statistics, one business law and computers can be at the “lower level.”
  • You must also have “One Year of Practice,” to be determined by rules, under the supervision of a CPA.

Note: Duplicate courses WILL NOT be counted; e.g. you can not take Business Law I at two different schools (under different titles) and count both. 


Continuing Education

Certified Public Accountants 

The Coggin College provides continuing education classes for Certified Public Accounts (CPA) as a partial requirement for maintaining their professional license. Classes are provided during two sessions. The first being the Fall academic term and the second during the Summer term. Courses are taught by Coggin faculty who are full time faculty and professional accountants.


Online Registration & Payment   




CPE Spring 2018 Brochure   


The Spring CPA schedule is listed below.
If you want to be added to our mailing list please forward your email address to or call 904-620-2590 for more information.

Classes take place 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., unless otherwise stated.


  Date      Course      Instructor
April 20 Audit and Control Implications of New Technology – 2018   Mark Leininger,CPA and Robert Slater, Ph.D.
May 4 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Reporting Models – 2018 John Duffy, MAcc, CPA
May 11 Accounting Update - 2018 Thomas Barton, Ph.D., CPA
May 18 GASB and Governmental Audit Update – 2018   John Duffy, MAcc, CPA
May 25 Case Studies in Financial Reporting – 2018 Thomas Barton, Ph.D., CPA
June 1 Not-for-Profit Accounting and Auditing Update - 2018 John Duffy, MAcc, CPA
June 8 Accounting Update - 2018       Thomas Barton, Ph.D.
June 15 Tax Legislative Update (Morning Only) – 2018 Jeffrey Gottlieb, CPA
June 22 Florida Ethical Issues (Morning and Afternoon) – 2018 John Adams, CPA
June 22 Spreadsheet Risk Analysis and Audit - 2018 Robert Slater, Ph.D., CPA
 June 29  Auditing Standards Update - 2018 Thomas Barton, Ph.D., CPA
UNF Division of Continuing Education 

The University of North Florida knows how to bring out the best in every student, whether you are preparing for graduate school, seeking certification, looking for advancement, changing careers or just taking courses for the pure enjoyment of learning. You will find the same individualized attention in our Division of Continuing Education that students enrolled in any of UNF's five colleges do.



Program Focus 

  • Communications
  • Customized Learning Solutions
  • Distance Learning
  • Economic & Workforce Development
  • Executive Education & Leadership Development
  • Management & Supervision
  • Project Management
  • Quality
  • Training & Employee Development

Accounting Advisory Council  


Scott Batsch
Managing Director of Tax Services
Grant Thornton LLP
      Chelsea M. Carroll
Audit Senior Manager
Gregory L. DeVino
        Anthony Glenn
Head of Jacksonville Office
Macquarie Global Services (USA)
Dwin Horne CPA
Shareholder, Vice President
Ennis Pellum & Associates, CPAs
      Thomas M. King, CPA
Vice President and Market Leader
Accretive Solutions
Amy R. Kistka
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Rob Loverich, CPA
Managing Partner
Smoak, Davis & Nixon LLP

  Representative TBD
        Michael W. Middleton
Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP
  Representative TBD
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC 
      Jim Murphy
Johnson Lambert LLP
James. L. Smith, Jr. CPA/PFS
Tax Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
      Mark J Shorstein, CPA
Managing Partner
Shorstein & Shorstein PA


For more information about the Accounting Program, please contact David Jaeger:


  David Jaeger
Accounting & Finance Department Chair 
Coggin College of Business 
Building 42, Room 3001
(904) 620-2630