The Department of Accountancy offers a major in Accountancy and minors in Accountancy and Business Law.
Requirements for Accountancy Major
Degree of Bachelor of Science
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Intermediate Accounting Theory I
Intermediate Accounting Theory II
Advanced Accounting Theory
Accounting for Intercorporate Investment
Integrated Accounting Capstone
Pathway to the CPA
Introduction to Law and Contracts
Agency and Business Organization
Uniform Commercial Code
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Choose 2 Electives from AC, BL or LW
Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements
CS-150 Introduction to Computers and Information Processing is highly recommended as part of their Natural Science Core Requirement.
MA-123 Elementary Calculus I-MA-124 Elementary Calculus II are suggested for the Mathematics Core Requirement; however, MA-105 Elementary Applied Mathematics-MA-106 Introduction to Probability and Statistics are accepted. Neither sequence of math courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Students desiring to take MA-123-MA-124, but not sufficiently prepared, must take MA-101 Precalculus.
In order to sit for the CPA Examination in New York State students may need to take MA-105 Elementary Applied Mathematics and MA-106 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Mathematics Core Requirement. Students should routinely check CPA Examination requirements in any state they wish to apply as those requirements are subject to change.
Special Notes on Major Requirements
Students desiring to major in accountancy must take the entire program prescribed. At the end of freshman year, students will be approved for the concentration in accountancy provided they have a 2.5 average in AC-151 and AC-152. Students should consult with their professor in AC-152, or with their department mentor, concerning their qualifications for this concentration.
In order to satisfy some of the requirements needed to sit for the CPA Examination in the State of New Jersey, a total of 30 accounting credits and 12 business elective credits must be completed. Business electives may be selected from courses in accountancy, business law, economics, information science, and business administration. In addition, New York State requires Statistics (3 credits) which must be taken as part of the Core Mathematics Requirement. (Note that EC-300 Statistics for Business, Finance and Economics does not satisfy this requirement.) Students who expect to sit for the CPA Examination in NJ or in any another state should verify the specific academic requirements of that state, as they are subject to change.
All Accountancy majors are required to maintain a 2.5 average in major courses.