Accounting Major (BS)


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.  

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)

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.

General Education Requirements (30-34 credits)

Prerequisites (0-6 credits)

Corequisite Courses (4 Credits)

Business Core Courses (27 Credits)

Accounting Specialty Courses (18 Credits)

Accounting Elective Courses (6 credits)

Total Credits (120 Credits)

Student Learning Outcomes

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

Competency 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.

Competency 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.

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

  • Objective 3.1 Students demonstrate market readiness in a professional setting.

Competency Goal 4: DEI and Social Responsibility.

  • Objective 4.1 Students understand the equity, diversity, inclusivity, and social responsibility issues in business.