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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Studying Accounting: The UC Advantage

DBusiness programs at UCriven by an expert faculty that includes seasoned professionals and accomplished academics, the accounting major at Utica College offers study options for both private and public accounting with opportunities for internships and other real-world learning experiences.

Part of UC's Business and Economics department, the accounting major is integrated with other business disciplines - such as marketing, management, and finance - giving you the tools you need to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century business world.


The accounting major offers two concentrations:
    – Get started on the path to certification as a public accountant in New York state. Completion of this program and Utica College's MBA in Professional Accountancy fulfills New York State's 150-hour requirement, making you eligible to take the uniform CPA exam.
    – Develop the skills to use accounting as a management tool in planning budgets, analyzing costs, preparing financial statements, and more.
Leadership, ethics, technological change, and a global perspective are woven into the curriculum, as are the research skills needed to solve complex problems.

For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

The accounting major lays the groundwork for rewarding leadership careers in:
  • Corporate Financial Management (Comptroller, Budget Director, CFO)
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Strategic Planning
  • Government Finance
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Fraud Investigation and Prevention
  • Information Systems Development
…and other fields. Graduates of UC's accounting program have taken leadership positions at:

  • Price Waterhouse
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Security Mutual Life Insurance
  • ConMed
  • M&T Bank
  • Eastman Kodak Co