Accounting Minor

What is the accounting minor?

The Accounting minor is designed to provide students from other majors with a foundation in accounting. Upon successful completion of the minor, students will have coursework that can be applied towards the requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California and most other states. Students who wish to pursue such licensure are encouraged to pursue a Master of Science in Accounting or a Master of Science in Taxation upon completion of their undergraduate education.

What can you do with an accounting minor?

A minor in accounting can give you the skills and knowledge you need to:

  • Understand accounting and tax laws
  • Advise businesses on financial matters
  • Make informed business decisions
  • Pursue a career in accounting or a related field


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Who should consider an accounting minor?

Students applying to the minor must be at sophomore level standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Acceptance into the Accounting minor is not guaranteed, and capacity is limited. The Accounting Area will select only the most qualified applicants with an interest in pursuing licensure. Not open to Business and Economics majors.


Contact Area Chair Rodney Mock at or (805) 756-1543.