• Accounting 

    A highly respected profession in demand from all sectors of our economy.

  • The Accounting program leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree and is administered by the Business & Technology Department. The program provides a solid foundation in accounting and liberal arts to maximize transfer credit to senior CUNY colleges such as Baruch College and Queens College for students interested in pursuing four-year degrees in accounting and finance. The program includes a selection of accounting and business courses, and an internship that will provide valuable learning experiences and an opportunity for future contacts and work.

  • In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.

    Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment.

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


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    The Accounting program at LaGuardia is designed to maximize transfer credit to senior CUNY colleges such as Baruch College and Queens College for students interested in pursuing four-year degrees in accounting and finance. The program includes a selection of accounting and business courses, and an internship that will provide valuable learning experiences and an opportunity for future contacts and work.


    LaGuardia’s Accounting program is also articulated with the Bachelor of Science program in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Graduates of LaGuardia’s Accounting program that meet the articulation agreement requirements will transfer all 60 credits to the Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics program


    Businesses, large or small, public or private, seek accounting professionals to manage and analyze financial matters. Through a study of the field of accounting you can learn the skills you need to become one of those professionals, and a two-year degree will place you well on your way to an accounting career.


    Many employers require a four-year degree for accounting positions, which is why the Accounting program at LaGuardia is articulated with senior CUNY colleges. An articulation agreement outlines course credits from LaGuardia that will transfer to a four-year CUNY program.


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    Current Students
    Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

    Prospective Students
    Review the Accounting Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.

    Accounting Curriculum Guide and Degree Map
    Use the Curriculum Guide, Degree Map and DegreeWorks, to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio.


    Recommended Course Sequence


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTF101 First Year Seminar for Business  Program Core
    ENG101 English Composition I  Required Core 3
    MAT115 Or other Mathematics Required Core Required Core 3
    BTM101 Introduction To Business  Program Core 3
    BTA111 Principles of Accounting I Program Core  3
    Session Credits 14 
    Total Credits 14 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUC106  Or other Creative Expression Option Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 17 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG102 English Composition II Required Core 3
    BTA112 Principles of Accounting II Program Core 3
    BTI121 People, Work & Organizations Program Core  3
    BTM110 Business law I Program Core  3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 29 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SSE103  Or other Individual & Society Option Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 32 


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTA201  Intermediate Accounting I Program Core 3
    BTC200 Intro to Information Systems Program Core  3
    SSN187 Or other U.S. Experience Option Flexible Core 3
    MAT200 Or other Scientific World Option Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 44 


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SSA101  Or other World Cultures & Global Option Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 47 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    SCB101  Or other Life & Physical Sciences Option Required Core 3
    BTI201 Business Internship Program Core
    BTA202 Intermediate Accounting II Program Core 3
    MAT120 Or other Unrestricted Elective Program Core 
    SSE104 Or other Flexible Core Option  Flexible Core 
    Session Credits 13 
    Total Credit 60