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
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101
3 Writing II

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

3-4 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics MAT108, MAT110MAT121, MAT125 or MAT131
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning)  

 SUNY GEN ED US History and Civic Engagement

Awareness or

SUNY GEN ED World History and Global

3 Principles of Macroeconomics


3 Principles of Microeconomics ECO202
3 Cultural  Anthropology ANT101
4 Introductory Statistics with Probability MAT127
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


3 Business Law II


3  Advanced Bookkeeping Applications BUS231 (Fall only-Prereq Required)
3 Fundamentals of Intermediate Accounting BUS246 (Spring only-Prereq Required)
3 SUNY GEN ED Liberal Arts and Sciences elective PHI207 Business Ethics or PSY101 General Psychology recommended
3 Business Electives 

Any AGR, BUS, ECO or HOS; BUS102 Principles of Management or BUS103 Principles of Marketing recommended

61 Minimum credits required for graduation  


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 CIS125 (must be taken in 1st semester)
3 ANT101
3 SUNY GEN ED US History and Civic Engagement or
SUNY GEN ED World History and Global Awareness
3 Any AGR, BUS, ECO or HOS (BUS102 or BUS103 recommended
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110  
4 BUS146
3 ECO201
3-4 MAT 108, MAT 110, MAT 121, MAT 125 or MAT 131 (See Note 2)
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 ECO202
3 BUS201
4 BUS147
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Sciences lab/non-lab science 
3 BUS231
Fourth Semester
3 SUNY GEN ED Liberal Arts and Sciences (PHI207 or PSY101 recommended)
3 BUS202
3 BUS246 (See Note 3)
4 MAT127
3 BUS156


1.  Students shall meet with advisor to determine required electives based on MAT placement (MAT108 should be taken in the 1st semester) and transfer school goals.  Recommended electives are:

     a.  SUNY Albany - PSY101 and BUS102 or BUS103

     b.  SUNY Plattsburgh and Siena College - BUS102 and BUS103

2.  Many baccalaureate programs require MAT131 Calculus I - please check with your advisor. Students can use MAT 130 to meet degree MAT requirements. 

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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