Accounting with out CPA

Good Morning, I'm currently in school working towards a dual major in Accounting and CIS. CIS is my main area of interest and Accounting is more of a
"back-up" field incase I ever have a problem finding a job in the computer field. However, at the completion of my degree I would only have 21 semester hours above Accounting 101 and 102 type courses, which does not satisfy the CPA requirements. Due to the length of time I've already spent in school and because it is not my primary focus, I don't consider it worth it to spend an additional semester (and tuition) to get the 30 hours of upper level courses. So my question is, is there any point in getting the Accounting major if I won't be getting a CPA? I'm considering switching the major to Finance if anyone has input on that decision. Thanks, Matthew
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

First off, let me point out Dual majors are a waste of time. Employeers will only look at the highest level of educaton completed. You would have been better to finish off your CIS degree and then go to grad school for accounting or vice versa.
Accounting is safe and as such doesnt pay much, unless you get a CPA. CIS is risky and the pay can be high but plan to jump form job to job.
If I were you and didnt plan on going back to grad school, I would get the CPA. There are a lot of project and jobs out there where accounting and IT skills are needed (these days in a lot of ways they go hand in hand). This way if you get sick of always updating your IT skills all the time you can jump over the accounting side and move your way up (this is also good if you have a family and dont have the time for learning new stuff)
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Matthew,
Would you ve able to return for a MS in taxation or accounting and be able to sit for the CPA exam if you graduate early?
Brian
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