Accounting (BS)

Business and Information Systems
Accounting and Finance
HEGIS Number: 0502

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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

The mission of the Accounting Program is: (1) to offer students an accounting undergraduate major with a choice of concentrations that will provide them with the theoretical, practical, intellectual and ethical resources needed to prepare them for their desired career path; (2) to ready them for leadership positions in the public, private, governmental and not-for-profit sectors; and (3) to provide a diverse student body with the tools needed to be productive members of their local, national and global communities.

Accounting Program Goals

  • To provide knowledge of each of the primary areas of accounting required for the Uniform CPA examination: financial, managerial, taxation and auditing.
  • To ensure competence with technology commonly used in the accounting profession.
  • To develop critical thinking skills.
  • To ensure competence in written and oral communications.
  • To instill ethics, including knowledge of financial regulations and professional codes of conduct.

Accounting BS


Program Prerequisites

ECON220Economics Statistics 
FINC125Financial Mathematics II 

Required Courses

ACC101Principles of Accounting I 
ACC102Principles of Accounting II 
ACC201Intermediate Accounting I 
ACC202Intermediate Accounting II 
ACC335Auditing I 
ACC345Cost Accounting I 
BUS283Business Law I 
FINC245Regulations for Accountants and Financial Professionals 
FINC201Foundations of Finance 
FINC321Principles of Finance 
BUS201Computer Applications in Business 
FINC150Financial Data Analytics 
FINC250Financial Data Analytics II 
FINC475Case Studies in Accounting and Finance 
BUS481Strategic Management 


Students must choose one of three concentrations. 

I. Concentration in Internal Audit and Fraud Examination

ACC238Fraud Examinations 
ACC260Internal Audit I 
ACC261Internal Audit II 
ACC339Advanced Fraud Examination 
Concentration I Electives: Students must choose 6 additional credits in Accounting and Finance

II. Concentration in Public Accounting

ACC203Intermediate Accounting III 
ACC301Advanced Financial Accounting 
ACC350Income Taxation 
ACC351Advanced Income Taxation 
Concentration II Electives: Students must choose 5 additional credits in Accounting and Finance

III. Concentration in General Accounting

ACC210Computer Applications in Accounting 
ACC240International Accounting 
ACC251Financial Statement Analysis 
ACC245Budgeting and Comptrollership Accounting 
Concentration III Electives: Students must choose 6 additional credits from the following list:
ACC290Accounting Internship 
ACC291Accounting Internship 
ACC292Accounting Internship 
ACC346Cost Accounting II 
ACC491Accounting Independent Study I 
BUS301Management Theory and Practice 
FINC101Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Wealth Management 
FINC322Investments and Securities Analysis 
FINC329Corporate Finance 
FINC492Finance Independent Study 

Credits Totals

Total Accounting Program credits:60 
Total Core Curriculum credits:39-42 
Liberal Arts Elective credits:12-15 
Free Elective credits:3-9 
Total credits for the BS in Accounting:120 


1. Transfer students majoring in Accounting must complete these courses or have completed their equivalents, even if otherwise waived from completing Core Curriculum requirements.

2. ECON 102 may also be taken to fulfill the Pathways Flexible Core: Individual and Society requirement.

3. BUS 481 OR FINC 475 may also be taken toward fulfillment of the College Option Core: Writing Intensive requirement.

4. All Accounting majors must complete a minimum of 60 liberal arts credits.

  • Transfer students concentrating in internal audit, public accounting, or general accounting must complete a minimum of 15 credits in the Accounting discipline at York College.

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