Program Information

Degree Type: AS
Program Code: ACCN
Hegis Code: 5002
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SUNY Adirondack offers a two year Associates in Science Degree in Accounting (Accounting A.S.) for those seeking to pursue a career in accounting related fields.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.  This degree parallels the first half of a bachelor's degree in accounting and is specifically designed for transfer to a 4-year institution.  It does as well provide a significant foundation for students to pursue career opportunities should they not choose to transfer, and also an opportunity to use this degree to transfer into other 4-year business degree related programs.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101
3 SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110     ENG104 or ENG110 recommended

3-4 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics MAT121, MAT130  (Spring only) or MAT131
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science  

SUNY GEN ED American History or

SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization

3 Principles of Macroeconomics


3 Principles of Microeconomics ECO202
3 Cultural  Anthropology ANT101
4 Introductory Statistics with Probability MAT127
3 Business Ethics PHI207
3 Office Productivity Software CIS125 (must be taken in 1st semester)
4 Financial Accounting BUS146
4 Management Accounting  BUS147(Prereq Required)
3 QuickBooks Microcomputer Applications BUS156 (Spring Only - Prereq Required)
3 Business Law I

BUS201 (Prereq Required)

3 Business Law II

BUS202 (Prereq Required)

3 Fundamentals of Intermediate Accounting BUS246 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
3 Advanced Bookkeeping Applications BUS231 (Fall Only - Prereq Required)
6 Electives 

BUS102 Principles of Management,  BUS103 Principles of Marketing or PSY101 General Psychology recommended

64 minimum credits required for graduation  


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 CIS 125 (must be taken in 1st semester)
3 ANT 101

SUNY GEN ED American History or SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization

3 Elective - see Note 1
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110  (ENG 104 or ENG 110 recommended)     
4 BUS 146
3 PHI 207
3-4 MAT 121, MAT 130, or MAT 131 (See Note 2)
3 Elective - See Note 1
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 ECO 201
3 BUS 201
4 BUS 147
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science 
3 BUS 231
Fourth Semester
3 ECO 202
3 BUS 202
3 BUS 246 - See Note 3
4 MAT 127
3 BUS 156


1.  Students shall meet with advisor to determine required electives based on MAT placement (MAT 108 should be taken in the 1st semester) and transfer school goals.  Local transfer school recommended electives are:

     a.  SUNY Albany - PSY 101 and BUS 102 or BUS 103

     b.  SUNY Plattsburgh and Siena College - BUS 102 and BUS 103

2.  Many baccalaureate programs require MAT 130 Applied Calculus or MAT 131 Calculus I - please check with your advisor.

3. This course will not meet the requirement for Financial Accounting and Reporting which is required for students planning to take the CPA-150 exam.  Please see an advisor for further details.

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