CPA Outside of UCSB

Undergraduate & Professional Programs

While the Economics & Accounting major is the best way to get your units for the CPA at UCSB, we understand that sometimes it's just not the right fit. Here are some alternative resources to get your CPA certification.

UCSB Extension Professional Accounting

This program is intended for Accounting professionals working as accountants in public accounting, industry, or government, individuals seeking entry into these accounting careers, and individuals wishing to study specific subjects without pursuing the certificate.

This program will gain you the 36 quarter units of accounting needed to sit for the CPA exams.

More info here.

UCSB Extension Business Accounting

​This program is intended for Accounting professionals who currently own or manage a business, individuals seeking entry into an accounting career, and individuals wishing to study specific subjects without pursuing the certificate.

More info here.

UC Berkeley Charter of Professional Accountancy

UC Berkeley offers a two-year summer-only program intended to help students gain the 36 units of accounting needed in order to sit for the CPA exams.

More info here.



To learn more about Masters programs in Accounting, please see this page.