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:
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.
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.
The courses you should take to satisfy the Pathways Flexible Core depends upon many factors, including: schools you are considering transferring to, your academic strengths and interests, and credits that you have earned from previous colleges. It is also important to note that some Pathways Flexible Core courses will also satisfy LaGuardia’s Urban Study requirement.
We strongly recommend that you meet with a member of the advising team to decide together which courses would work best for you. Below a list of generally recommended courses based on course content and/or transferability:
World Cultures and Global Issues
U.S. Experience in its Diversity
Individual and Society
The following course sequence is recommended for new students. Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information above for recommended Flexible Core courses.
First Year, Fall I
First Year, Fall II
First Year, Spring I
First Year, Spring II
Second Year, Fall I
Second Year, Fall II
Second Year, Spring I
Second Year, Spring II
See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs. For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.