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ACC-BS - Accounting


Official Name of Program


Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BS - Bachelor of Science



NYSED Program Code

87358 - ACC-BS

CIP Code


This program offers students a strong general business education together with the opportunity for a concentration in finance, international business, management, or marketing. The BS degree program in Accounting is appropriate for graduates of associate’s degree programs as well as for new and transfer students.

Admission, Continuation, and Graduation Requirements

For admission, continuation, and graduation from the Bachelor of Science degree program in Accounting students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.  A 2.5 GPA is not a requirement for students pursuing a minor in the School of Business, or for students enrolling in individual courses.

Graduate Course Double Counting Policy

The undergraduate students satisfying the following criteria may be granted permission to take up to three graduate courses (to fulfill their 400 level elective requirements) at undergraduate tuition to be counted towards their bachelor’s degree. These graduate courses will be double-counted toward their master’s degree. This allows students to earn both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees in five years.


  1. Current enrollment in bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Economics at the College of Staten Island and successful completion of three years of study with 90 or more earned credits. 

  2. Cumulative GPA 3.3 or above.

  3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a full-time College of Staten Island Business School faculty under whom the applicant has studied. 

  4. Permissions from the course instructor, the coordinator of the graduate program, and the department chairperson.

  5. Application for admission and conditional acceptance into to the Business Management graduate program.

  6. All graduate courses in the MS in Accounting can be taken as double-counting courses.


To graduate with honors in Accounting a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in business courses and must have a 3.25 grade point average overall. An honors thesis or project supervised by a member of the Business faculty must be completed.