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 Accounting faculty aims to provide students with theoretical and practical tools in the areas of Accounting, Business and Economics to prepare them for the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Examination, careers in public, private or government accounting, or to allow them to continue with graduate studies or law school. Accounting courses study the concepts and methods needed to create financial records and statements for external and internal use of various entities: business firms, government bodies, non-profit organizations, etc. The B.S. degree in Accounting at York College includes all the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Examination in New York State. Students who wish to sit for the examination in another state should consult the appropriate state board of accountancy.


Accounting BS


Common Body of Knowledge

ACC101Principles of Accounting I 
ACC102Principles of Accounting II 
BUS201Computer Applications in Business 
BUS283Business Law I 
BUS301Management Theory and Practice 
BUS321Principles of Finance 
MKT341Introduction to Marketing 
BUS348Productions/Operations Management 
BUS430Ethics, Governance & Accountability 
BUS481Strategic Management 

Required Courses

ACC201Intermediate Accounting I 
ACC202Intermediate Accounting II 
ACC335Auditing I 
ACC345Cost Accounting I 
Students must choose one of the following concentrations: 

Concentration in Internal Audit

ACC238Fraud Examinations 
ACC260Internal Audit I 
ACC261Internal Audit II 
Plus Accounting Electives

Concentration in Public Accounting

ACC203Intermediate Accounting III 
ACC301Advanced Financial Accounting 
ACC350Income Taxation 
Six additional elective credits in Accounting
Credit Totals: 
Common Body of Knowledge32 
Accounting required courses12 
Concentration courses16 
Total Credits required for BS in Accounting60 


  • All Accounting majors must take ECON 102, ECON 103, ECON 220, and MATH 115 or MATH 121 in partial fulfillment of General Education requirements and Liberal Arts requirements. Transfer students majoring in Accounting must present or complete these courses, even though they have an Associate degree where all General Education requirements have been waived.
  • All Accounting majors must complete a minimum of 60 Liberal Arts credits.
  • The requirement that half of the credits in the major program must be taken at York is superseded by the requirement that 15 credits in the Accounting discipline must be taken at York.
  • Students must complete at least 15 credits in Accounting at York College.