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The AACSB-accredited Accounting Major prepares students to pursue careers in public accountancy as CPAs and as accountants in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. Graduates may also assume positions that support an organization's accounting and financial systems. The program also prepares students for graduate business study.
What Can I Do With an Accounting Major?
Admission to the Program
Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the following seven foundation courses, with no
grade lower than "C" in courses with an ACC prefix and no grade below "C-" in the other
courses to earn admission to the major. Note that this 2.5 minimum GPA includes transfer grades.
- CIS106 End User Computing
- ECN201 Principles of Economics (Micro)
- ECN202 Principles of Economics (Macro)
- ECN204 Introduction to Statistics
- ACC281 Introduction to Financial Accounting
- ACC282 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- ONE of the following calculus courses:
- MTH201 Calculus
- MTH221 Business Calculus
Students who successfully complete these requirements can declare the Accounting Major.
Students pursue the Accounting Major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree, and must satisfy its requirements. In addition to the course requirements below, students must meet the following requirements:
- Any course with an ACC prefix which is counted toward the degree requirements must
be completed with a grade no lower than "C."
- Accounting majors must earn a grade of at least "C-" in all other courses used to satisfy
requirements within the accounting major.
- Students must earn an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in the Brockport courses
used to satisfy co-requisite, business core, upper-level accounting, business electives
and/or business internship.
- No courses graded "Pass/Fail" or "Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory" may be counted toward
the major requirements.
Business Core Courses
- BUS325 Principles of Finance
- BUS335 Principles of Marketing
- BUS345 International Business Environment
- BUS366 Organizational Behavior
- BUS375 Business Law I
- BUS378 Business, Government & Society
- BUS475 Strategic Management
- ACC283 Introduction to Accounting Systems and Software
- ACC385 Intermediate Accounting I
- ACC386 Intermediate Accounting II
- ACC388 Cost Accounting
- ACC485 Federal Income Tax I
- ACC486 Advanced Accounting
- ACC487 Auditing
- ONE of the following accounting courses:
- ACC488 Federal Income Tax II
- ACC489 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities
Total Number of Credits:75
Remaining credits for the major are determined by advisement.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
Outcome 1: Knowledge of Business
1.1 Apply key business concepts and theories associated with core business areas
1.2 Understand ethical, global, and diversity issues that impact business.
Outcome 2: Analytical and Critical Thinking
2.1 Demonstrate critical thinking skills in analyzing business conditions and solving business problems.
Outcome 3: Communication Skills
3.1 Demonstrate effective oral communication skills
3.2 Demonstrate effective written communication skills
Outcome 4: Professional Preparedness
4.1 Demonstrate market readiness in a business-like setting.