Public Accounting Major
Bachelor of Business Administration
The major in Public Accounting is intended to prepare students for careers as public accountants in business, government and the nonprofit sector. It satisfies the 150 credit hour requirement to take the CPA exam in New York State, as well as other states. Students are encouraged to use their business and free elective credits to specialize or minor in another business area or declare a second major.
Students may be admitted to the BBA in Public Accounting major either as freshmen or transfer students provided all the normal requirements for admission to Pace University and the Lubin School of Business are met. In order to continue in or join the public accounting major in the junior and senior years, students will be required to have a minimum CGPA of 2.5. Students who do not meet this academic standard will be required to change their major to General Accounting or another major better suited to their academic talents and interests.
University Core (60 Credits)
Business Core (30 Credits)
Major Requirements (31 Credits)
(ACC 203 and ACC 204 (8 credits) are applied toward the Business Core.)
Auxiliary Courses (10 Credits)
Business Electives (12 Credits)
Students may take courses from any business discipline (except Accounting), Economics, Computer Information Technology (CIT) and Computer Science to satisfy this requirement.
Free Electives (7 Credits)
Includes UNV 101 (1 credit) for first-year students
Total Credit Hours: 150
To begin the application process you may either apply online or download our application for
undergraduate admission. Follow all steps (pay the $50 application fee, write an essay, send
transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test scores) and submit your application.
Pace admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
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