Programs / Courses

Description of programs and courses in the Accounting and Finance Department

Accounting Program Description

The faculty at York College’s Department of Accounting and Finance aims to provide students with theoretical and practical tools in the areas of accounting, business, and economics. The coursework is designed to prepare students for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, careers in public or private accounting as well as graduate and law school.

York College’s B.S. in accounting includes all the educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in New York State. Students who wish to sit for the examination in another state should consult the appropriate state board of accountancy. Becoming a CPA requires passing a national exam and meeting other state requirements. Almost all states require CPA candidates to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework to be certified—30 hours more than the usual 4-year bachelor’s degree.



Online Advisement Forms

  1. Please read the instructions below carefully to determine which form to complete.
  2. Select and complete the appropriate advisement form
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 Below you will find a number of PDF advisement forms.

  • If you started your college education at York College (never transferred from another college) select the NATIVE STUDENTS form
  • If you transferred from another college (2 or 4-year college) with 30 credits or less, select the NATIVE STUDENTS form
  • If you transferred from a Bachelors’ degree program with more than 30 credits  BUT no degree, select the NATIVE STUDENTS form
  • If you transferred with a completed  AA or AS Associates degree, select the AA & AS form
  • If you transferred with a completed  AAS Associates degree, select the AAS form
  • If you transferred from an associate’s degree program with more than 30 credits, BUT no degree, select the > 30 Credits form
  • If you transferred with a completed Bachelors’ degree and you are pursuing a second Bachelors’ degree, select the Pursuing a Second Bachelors Degree Form
  • If you started York College prior to 2013, select the General Education Requirements (prior to 2013) form