The mission of the Department of Accounting is to emphasize excellence in accounting education based on a strong foundation in the liberal arts as well as to prepare students for careers in accounting; graduate and profession studies; entrepreneurship; and to serve in leadership roles in their careers and communities.
The degree program is based on a general business core curriculum that equips graduates with a strong foundation in business management. After completing the business core curriculum, students may select upper level courses in accounting and obtain a B.S. in Accounting.
Please note, that effective August 1, 2009, New York will allow applicants who are required to meet the 150 semester hour education requirements for licensure to sit for the CPA Certification exam when they have completed 120 semester hours of course work, including one course in each of the four required accounting content areas: financial accounting and reporting; cost or management accounting, taxation; and auditing. The license, however, will not be issued until the applicant has met New York's 150 semester hour requirements.