Major in Accounting

Our Major in Accounting Will Allow You To

  • Prepare for a career in accounting.
  • Gain a solid foundation in business and economics.
  • Participate in an internship at a public, private, or non-profit organization.
  • Be eligible to take the Certified Public Accounting Examination in New York State.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting (120 Credits)

After completing our program you can apply to sit for the CPA exam in New York State. (Note: Starting in September 2009, New York State CPA candidates will need to meet the 150 credit hour requirement.) You will also be in a position to pursue other professional certifications, such as Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Certified Financial Management (CFM), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). The accounting program also prepares you for graduate level studies, if you choose to do so.

Our degree requirements in accounting contain a strong business component, which makes it easy for an accounting major to earn a second major in business.

Program Requirements

Our B.S. in Accounting program requires a concentrated academic effort on your part, but the rewards are many. The program itself requires 74 credits of accounting, economics and management coursework. These requirements not only give you a strong foundation in accounting, but also insure that you can integrate your accounting knowledge into the world of business and economics. We don't require internships, but we strongly recommend that you allow some time for that experience during your junior or senior year.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like to find out more about the accounting program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Mohamed Gaber, Chair
Office: Au Sable Hall Room 209
Phone: (518) 564-4198 / 564-3185
Fax: (518) 564-4215

SUNY Plattsburgh
School of Business and Economics
Department of Accounting
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901