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A major in accounting covers a very broad spectrum that could include many specialties. For general accounting majors there are several types of levels to consider, including the Certificate in Accounting, which is a precursor to the bachelor's degree. With the certificate, a person could pursue entry level accounting positions. With the acquisition of a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, you would be in position to specialize in a particular field or sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accounting), or CFM (Certified in Financial Management) tests. Depending on the degree program you choose, you may be able to use credits earned for the certificate program toward the bachelor's degree.