Accounting, B.S.

Bachelor of Science
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About This Degree

Completion of this major prepares a student for a career as an auditor in either public accounting, government accounting, or internal auditing. The student may also pursue the fields of tax consulting and preparation, management accounting, budget analysis, forensic accounting, or financial analysis. Continued study may include a master's and/or doctoral degree in taxation, forensic accounting, compliance, business, or law.


A Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides a detailed understanding of how accounting systems are structured and implemented, as well as a valuable foundation in how businesses function. Students completing this major are prepared for a career in public agencies or private firms as an auditor, tax preparer, budget analyst or corporate manager. The accounting degree provides the required background for students planning to pursue an M.B.A or other graduate program. Undergraduates may also take the five year combined Bachelor of Science to Master of Science in Accounting Program.

The accounting curriculum also prepares students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination. In New Jersey, students need 150 semester hours of college credits. The undergraduate accounting program combined with the Master of Science in Accounting is designed to meet this requirement. In addition the degree is an excellent base for students planning on pursuing an M.B.A. or an M S in accounting.

The requirements for admission to this degree program are

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 in all Business courses

Transfer Students

Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits at NJCU, in addition to above requirements prior to declaring a major.

Courses taken at NJCU to satisfy the Accounting major require a minimum grade of C (2.0). Major classes in which a grade below a C is earned do not meet degree requirements. Students who are unable to meet these standards are advised to withdraw from the major.


Contact Us

Accounting Department
(201) 200-3353

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