Accounting, B.S. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
ACCT 2001: Introductory Accounting
Major
4 BUSN 2100 or ECON 2100: Elementary Macroeconomics
Major
4
BUSN 2200 or ECON 2200: Elementary Microeconomics
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective (CISC 1050 highly recommended)
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
BUSN 3400 or ECON 3400: Intro to Business & Economic Statistics
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning)
4 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
ACCT 3011: Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Major
3 ACCT 3021: Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Major
3
ACCT 3201: Business Law I
Major
3 FINC 3310: Principles of Financial Management
Major
3
PHIL 3314: Moral Issues in Business
Major
3 BUSN 3100: Principles of Marketing
Major
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
ACCT 3041: Cost & Managerial Accounting
Major
4 ACCT 4001: Advanced Financial Accounting
Major
3
ACCT 3051: Accounting Information Systems
Major
3 ACCT 3360 or 4101 or 4502 or 5009 or 5011 or 5021 or 5200 or 5201
Major (May substitute ACCT 7109x or 7120x with permission)
3
ACCT 4201: Business Law II
Major
3 FINC 3330: Investments
Major
3
BUSN 3200: Principles of Management
Major
3 CASD 2623: Interpersonal Communication for Business & Professions
Major
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 13 credits Credits Spring Classes - 13 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
ACCT 3101: Income Taxation
Major
4 ACCT 4501W: Auditing Concepts & Auditing Research
Major
4
ACCT 4011: Consolidated & Not-for-Profit Entities
Major
3 BUSN 3320 or ECON 3320: Money & Banking
Major
3
BUSN 3430 or CISC 2531: Operations Management
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective (BUSN 3421 or CISC 2590 highly recommended)
3

Degree Details

39 Pathways Credits*

75 Major Credits

6 General Elective Credits

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Accounting
202 Whitehead Hall
Dov Fischer, Chair
dfischer@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Christina Fung, Senior Academic Advisor
cfung@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Accounting B.S. major includes a course (BUSN 3400 or ECON 3400) that also satisfies a Pathways requirement. Therefore, students majoring in Accounting B.S. only need to complete 39 additional Pathways credits.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

Students majoring in accounting must achieve a grade of C or better in all courses starting with an ACCT prefix. Note that to register for graduate courses (ACCT 7109x and ACCT 7120x) with permission, undergraduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Because proficiency in the use of spreadsheets is extremely important in the accounting profession, CISC 1050 is highly recommended. In addition, because employers are increasingly looking for employees to have skills in data analytics and data visualization, BUSN 3421 or CISC 2590 is highly recommended.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Accounting
202 Whitehead Hall
Dov Fischer, Chair
dfischer@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Christina Fung, Senior Academic Advisor
cfung@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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