Accounting Certificate Program
The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most detailed accounting certificate information.
If you already hold a bachelor's degree (in a major other than accounting), the accounting certificate program will prepare you to enter the accounting profession.
You must have at least 60 credits in the liberal arts, including MATH 112C - P4 Calculus for Social Sciences, or equivalent, and CSCI 150 - P4 Introduction to High Technology, or comparable coursework.
The program requires the following:
- ACCT 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 304, 310, 311, 401, 415 (27 credits)
- ECON 105C, 106C, and 221 (9 credits)
- FINA 315, and FINA 316 or 336 (6 credits)
- MGMT 203 and MGMT 409 (6 credits)
Total: 48 credits
Note: A minimum of 21 hours must be taken at the College, including ACCT 202, 304, 310, 311, 401, and 415.
In conjunction with other courses required by the State Education Department, you may also be able to meet the 150 hour rule for certification as a CPA in New York State. For a listing of the specific education requirements under the 150 hour rule please refer to Certification as a CPA. Additional coursework will be required past the accounting certificate in order to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam in New York State. Consult with Transfer Admissions to assess your individual situation if you are looking to become a CPA.
Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog's section on accounting for course descriptions and prerequisites.