B.S. degree program in accounting
HEGIS code 0502
NYS SED program code 01990

Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
Langer, Benjamin Lecturer 718-951-5000 x 6457 217 Whitehead Hall blanger @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  
Sauber, Stanley UG Assistant Deputy of Accounting 718-951-5000 xt.2099 209 Whitehead Hall sauber1136 @ aol.com by appointment


New York State CPA candidates may be eligible to take the Uniform CPA Examination prior to completing their degree but after having completed 120 credits, including certain accounting and business courses. Students may seek advisement regarding the Uniform CPA Examination from an Accounting Program advisor or by contacting the New York State Board of Public Accountancy.
Generally, to become licensed as a Certified Pubic Accountant in New York State a candidate must have (a) earned a bachelor's degree, (b) completed 150 credit hours of study that includes a particular accounting curriculum, (c) passed the Uniform CPA examination and (d) completed one year of work experience under a licensed CPA. Students who expect to become CPA candidates in other jurisdictions are advised to consult the Board of Accountancy in that jurisdiction.

Department requirements (69-71 credits)
All of the following: Accounting 2001, 3001, 3011, 3021, 3041, 3051, 3101, 3201, 4001, 4011, 4201, 4501 or 4501W,; Economics 2100 or Business 2100 ; Economics 2200 or Business 2200; Business 3400 or Economics 3400 or Mathematics 2501 or Mathematics 3501;
Computer and Information Science 2531 or Business 3430 or Computer and Information Science 1050.
Students with proficiency in spreadsheet analysis for business (e.g., MS Excel) should take Business 3430 or Computer and Information Science 2531 rather than Computer and Information Science 1050. Since Operations Management is on the CPA exam, all accounting students who plan on taking the exam, even those taking CIS 1050, should make every effort to take Business 3430 or the cross-listed Computer and Information Science 2531.

Three of the following:
Economics 3320 or Business 3320;
Business 3310 or Economics 3332;
Business 3330;
Business 2300.

Two of the following:
Business 2010;
Business 3240;
Business 3200;
Business 3100;
Business 3260;
Business 3340;
Business 3350;
Business 4200W;
Business 4300W.

One of the following: Philosophy 3314 or Speech 2623.

Students majoring in accounting must achieve a grade of C or better in all required courses starting with an accounting prefix. No accounting course may be taken more than three times by an accounting major. Students taking a specific accounting course three times without achieving a grade of C or better (this includes Inc, W, WN, WU, WF, and ABS grades), may not take that course again and will not be permitted to major in accounting at Brooklyn College.

Writing-Intensive Requirement
Students are required to take at least one writing-intensive course (W course).