Public accounting and finance
HEGIS code 0502
NYS SED program code 42470

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B.S. degree program in public accounting and finance

This 150-credit undergraduate program is designed to allow students to meet the requirements of New York State for licensure as a CPA, while also obtaining sufficient required courses in the Finance major (to receive a BS degree in Public Accounting and Finance.


New York State currently requires candidates for licensure to have a total of 150 credits, including 33 credits in accounting and tax, and a total of 69 credits in business. In addition to this program, students who are interested in accounting careers should consider the B.B.A. in General Accounting, the B.S. in Public Accounting and Business Management and a combination of the B.B. A. in General Accounting and the M.S. in Accounting.
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Program requirements (90 - 94 credits)
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A. Business Core (40 - 44 credits)
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Students must complete all of the following:

Accounting 2001, Accounting 3001, Accounting 3201, Business 2100/Economics 2100, Business 2200/Economics 2200, Business 3100, Business 3200, Finance 3310, Business 3400/Economics 3400 or Math 2501 or Sociology 2112 or Psychology 3400; Business 3421 or Computer and Information Science 2590; Communications Arts, Sciences and Disorders 2623; Computer and Information Science 1050; Philosophy 3314.

Students must also complete Math 1006 or 1021 or receive placement into Math 1011, 1012, 1026, 1201, 1206 or any Math course numbered 2000 or higher.

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B. Additional Quantitative Course (4 credits)
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Math 1231

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C. Accounting and Law Courses beyond Business Core (34 credits)
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Students must complete all of the following:

Accounting 3011, 3021, 3041, 3051, 3101, 4001, 4011, 4101, 4201, 4501W, 4502 or 7108X

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D. Finance Courses beyond Business Core (12 credits)
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Students must complete all of the following:

Finance 3311, Finance 3330,

Any two finance courses from:
Finance 3340, 3350, 3377, 3380, 3390, 4300W, 5310, 5330, 5350

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Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each of the required Accounting and Finance courses. No Accounting and Finance course may be taken more than three
times by a student in this major. Students taking a specific Accounting or Finance 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 complete this major or any other Accounting or Finance major at Brooklyn College.