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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Accounting, BBA Major in


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This program qualifies students for general accounting careers in business and for admission to the New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and to those of many other states. (Note: New York state and most other states require 150 hours of course work for actual licensure. Students intending to pursue careers in public accounting are advised to consider the three options outlined below. Students planning to obtain CPA licenses in states other than New York should also consider taking the New York state 150-hour option.) Majors in accounting must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 in accounting course work at Hofstra. In addition, they must have a C- or better in ACCT 101 , 102 , 123  and 124  whether taken at Hofstra or transferred in from another institution. Otherwise, these accounting courses must be retaken at Hofstra since no waivers will be granted for them. The requirements are: ACCT 123 , 124 , 125 , 131 , 133 , 135 143 , 144 ; LEGL 024  and electives chosen under advisement. 

Complete BBA Requirements


Students must complete all the BBA Requirements , including LEGL 020 .

Program Requirements and Recommended Sequence - Total Hours: 128*


 *(For students interested in general accounting careers, not CPA licensure)

First Year


Second Year


1st or 2nd Semester


Junior Year


1st or 2nd Semester


Senior Year


CPA Program Requirements for Students Interested in CPA Licensure


Students may meet the New York state 150-hour requirement by taking one of the following three options, in addition to the course work required for the 128-hour program above.

Option I:


The 150-hour BBA Program in Accounting requires ACCT 126 , 128 , 134  and LEGL 023 , and a total of 150 undergraduate credits.

Option II:


The BBA/MS Program option is available for those qualified students* who choose to pursue an MS in Accounting or Taxation. Students who choose to apply three courses to both the undergraduate and graduate requirements must seek advisement to ensure that they complete a minimum of 150 total semester hours, at the graduate or undergraduate level, and comply with state licensing requirements, after applying nine semester hours to both the BBA and MS programs.

Students who pursue an MS in Accounting may take up to three of the following courses, which will be credited to both the BBA and MS degrees. Students in the BBA/MS-Taxation joint degree program may apply TAX 228 to both the MS in Taxation program requirements and to three semester hours of undergraduate business or free-elective requirements. In addition, students may apply any two of the five graduate courses listed below as both business electives in the MS in Taxation program and in lieu of certain required courses in the undergraduate accounting major:

Option III:


The BBA/MBA Program option is available to those qualified students* who choose to pursue an MBA in one of the following areas: Accounting or Taxation; and who complete two of the following courses, which will be credited to both the BBA and MBA degrees: 

Footnote*


*Students selecting the BBA/MS or BBA/MBA option must meet the admission requirements and achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 at the time of application to the MBA or MS program or upon completion of 92 semester hours of course work toward their BBA degree, whichever is later. Students must be provisionally accepted into the graduate program before they will be allowed to register for graduate courses. For complete MS requirements, please see the Hofstra University Graduate Studies Bulletin.

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