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Accounting Major

The Undergraduate Accounting degree at The College at Brockport leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Accounting. At the School of Business Administration and Economics, we continually assess student learning in an effort to help our students excel academically and to reach their full potential. One such way that we ensure student success has been through the implementation of, and adherence to, a set of learning goals for each degree.

The Accounting degree is accredited and registered with the New York State Board of Education. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA examination in New York if they have completed a total of 150 credit hours. The 150-hour requirement can be met by completing the B.S. in Accounting program (shown below) and our Master of Science (MS) in Forensic Accounting.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, Accounting degree must complete all College general education requirements and the following four groups of business- and accounting-related courses:

  1. Entrance requirements for the major
  2. Corequisite courses
  3. Business core courses
  4. Upper-level accounting courses.

In addition, students without significant work experience are strongly encouraged to complete an internship experience.

Bachelor of Science, Accounting*

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIS 106 End User Computing 3
ECN 201 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
ECN 202 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
ECN 204 Introduction to Statistics 3
ACC 281 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACC 282 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
MTH 201 or 221 Calculus or Business Calculus 3
COREQUISITE COURSES (9 credits; Minimum grade of C- required in each course)
ENG 302 Business Writing 3
ECN 304 Intermediate Statistics 3
One analytical skills course: ECN 301, ECN 302, ECN 305, or BUS 461 3
BUSINESS CORE COURSES (21 credits; Minimum grade of C- required in each course)
BUS 325 Principles of Finance 3
BUS 335 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 345 International Business Environment 3
BUS 366 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 375 Business Law I 3
BUS 378 Business, Government & Society 3
BUS 475 Strategic Management 3
ACCOUNTING COURSES (24 credits; Minimum grade of C required in each course)
ACC 283 Introduction to Accounting Systems and Software 3
ACC 385 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 386 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 388 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 485 Federal Income Tax I 3
ACC 486 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 487 Auditing 3
One of the FOLLOWING:  
ACC 488 Federal Income Tax II 3
ACC 489 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities

Total Number of Credit Hours

Remaining credit hours for the degree are determined by working with an academic advisor from the School of Business Administration and Economics.



*Note: To satisfy degree requirements for the B.S. in Accounting, students must: (1) earn a grade of at least C in all required ACC courses, (2) earn a grade of at least C- in all other entrance requirements for the major, corequisite and core courses, (3) earn an overall GPA of 2.5 in entrance requirements for the major. For complete details, please see the College Catalog.

Last Updated 3/4/14