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Learn about the day-to-day management of financial reports and utilize learned accounting principles and procedures to pursue a career in public, corporate, non-profit, or government accounting. Our students complete specialized coursework in accounting software and learn about the current regulatory environment. Qualified undergraduates can also take advantage of our one-year MS in Accounting program, granting them the necessary 150 credit hours to become eligible for the CPA license. Our accounting program is accredited and registered with the New York State Board of Education.  

General Education (30-34 Credits)

Admission to the Program

Students must earn a minimum average 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. Transfer grades are included in the calculation of the overall GPA.

Foundation Course Requirements (21-22 Credits)

  • CIS 217 Fundamentals of Business Computing
  • ECN 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN 204 Introduction to Business Statistics
  • ACC 281 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC 282 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Students who successfully complete these requirements can declare the Accounting Major.

Program Requirements

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:

  1. Any course with an ACC prefix which is counted toward the degree requirements must be completed with a grade no lower than "C."
  2. Accounting majors must earn a grade of at least "C-" in all other courses used to satisfy requirements within the accounting major.
  3. 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.
  4. No courses graded "Pass/Fail" or "Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory" may be counted toward the major requirements.

Pre-requisites (0-6 credits)

  • MTH 111 College Algebra
  • MTH 122 Pre-Calculus

Corequisite Courses (4 Credits)

  • BUS 377 Business Communication
  • ACC 389 Accounting Professions Seminar

Business Core Courses (27 Credits)

  • ECN 304 Intermediate Statistics
  • BUS 325 Principles of Finance
  • BUS 335 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 345 International Business Environment
  • BUS 361 Production and Operation Management
  • BUS 366 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 375 Business Law I
  • BUS 378 Business, Government & Society
  • BUS 475 Strategic Management

Accounting Specialty Courses (18 Credits)

  • ACC 383 Introduction to Accounting Systems and Software
  • ACC 385 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 386 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 388 Cost Accounting
  • ACC 485 Federal Income Tax I
  • ACC 487 Auditing

Accounting Elective Courses (6 credits)

Total Credits (120 Credits)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

Goal 1: Knowledge of Business: Students master knowledge of key business concepts and theories

Objective 1.1 Students are able to apply key business concepts and theories associated with core business areas.

Goal 2: Analytical and Critical Writing: Students are capable of critically analyzing business conditions, and communicate effectively in a written format.

Objective 2.1 Students demonstrate skills to critically analyze business issues.

Objective 2.2 Students demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Goal 3: Professional Preparedness: Students are prepared for successfully entering the job market.

Objective 3.1 Students demonstrate market readiness in a professional setting.