BS in Accounting

General

Program Description

The mission of the Department of Accounting is to emphasize excellence in accounting education based on a strong foundation in the liberal arts as well as to prepare students for careers in accounting; graduate and professional studies; entrepreneurship; and to serve in leadership roles in their careers and communities.

The degree program is based on a general business core curriculum that equips graduates with a strong foundation in business management. After completing the business core curriculum, students may select upper-level courses in accounting and obtain a B.S. in Accounting

Please note, that effective August 1, 2009, New York will allow applicants who are required to meet the 150 semester hour education requirements for licensure to sit for the CPA certification exam when they have completed 120 semester hours of coursework, including one course in each of the four required accounting content areas:

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Cost or management accounting
  • Taxation
  • Auditing

The license, however, will not be issued until the applicant has met New York's 150 semester hour requirements.

Freshman Applicant 

Medgar Evers College offers a unique range of classes that allows students to learn, grow, and explore their interest within a cordial and supportive campus community of distinguished scholars. With more than 20 majors to choose from, students are prepared for careers in fields such as business, health, social services, and education. Medgar Evers College offers flexible day, evening, and weekend schedules that allow students to work at their own pace to complete their degree. Located conveniently in central Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is easily accessible by public transportation and to cultural, recreational, and entertainment venues.

To apply as a freshman, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Show proof of high school completion. Official high school transcripts and diplomas, or official GED or TASC scores and certificates are accepted.
  • Minimum academic requirement – High School average of 65 or 2250 on the GED or 2500 on the TASC. SAT/ACT scores (to be considered for entry into a four-year degree program)
  • Provide proof of residency to qualify for in-state tuition.
  • Pay $65 application fee

Applicants applying to a Bachelor’s program must have at least a high school GPA of 80 or a TASC score 2500 or a GED score of 2250 and the following scores: 480 on SAT Critical Reading or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 500 on SAT math, or 20 on ACT English and 21 on ACT math.

For more information about the curriculum, please access the college catalog.

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Last updated Oct 2020

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Medgar Evers College has the distinction of being the youngest of the four-year senior colleges in The City University of New York. In the early 1960s, the Central Brooklyn community recognized the ne ... Read More

Medgar Evers College has the distinction of being the youngest of the four-year senior colleges in The City University of New York. In the early 1960s, the Central Brooklyn community recognized the need and expressed a desire for a local public college. Through various community organizations including, but not limited to, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council, and the NAACP, and through their local elected officials, the residents of Central Brooklyn approached the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York with this request. Read less