Catalogue: Traditional Program: Certificate Programs

These are programs in accounting and dance. The courses can be used as credit toward a degree. Certificate programs are approved for veterans training by the state approving agency and are the equivalent of a college major except where noted.

Accounting: 36 hours

In 2014, the Accounting certificate program shifted from evening courses to an online format.

The required classes are: ACC 217, 313, 314, 337, 411, 412, 413, 418, 421, 424, 490, BUS 415.
Students who have already taken one of the required accounting classes will be required to select a substitute from an upper division business elective course.

Prerequisites to the Accounting Certificate consist of 27 hours: MAT 101 or 110, MAT 201, ACC 213-214 with a grade of C or better within the last seven years or a proficiency exam, ECO 207, BUS 305, BUS 360, BUS 363, BUS 414, and BUS 418.

Students who have earned a BBA or BS in Business from Belhaven University will already have taken all of the prerequisites and will be qualified to take the CPA exam in Mississippi after completion of the Accounting Certificate. Students who have earned a BBA or BS from another accredited college or university will need to consult with an advisor in the School of Business to determine if they lack any prerequisites.

Students can transfer up to nine hours in accounting courses with permission of the chair of Accounting Studies.

Dance: 21 - 24 hours

The certificate in dance requires 21 - 24 credit hours and takes two consecutive semesters (beginning in the fall) to complete, with some flexibility to facilitate appropriate substitutions. This program is not the equivalent of a major in dance. The fall semester should include DAN 133 or higher, DAN 125 or higher, DAN 170, DAN 151 (Pilates), DAN 370, and DAN 147. The spring semester should include DAN 134 or higher, DAN 126 or higher, DAN 270, DAN 251 (Pilates), DAN 371, and DAN 148.