According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of
accounting jobs will grow rapidly during the next eight years. More
than ever before, well prepared graduates of four-year accounting
programs will be in high demand.
The Department of Accounting and Taxation offers three
undergraduate degree programs that will give you the technical
competence, professional responsibility and social awareness needed
to succeed in your chosen profession. St. John’s prime location in
the world’s financial capital and our extensive contacts in
business and finance provide access to the very best internships —
paid and for-credit — in both the private and public sectors.
Graduates of the department’s acclaimed accounting and taxation
programs ultimately secure rewarding entry-level positions in
public accounting, private industry, non-profit organizations and
all levels of government.
The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree on both our
Queens and Staten Island campuses. Some undergraduate courses on
the Queens campus are also offered in the evening. Workshops,
seminars and lectures are also available on the University’s
downtown Manhattan campus.
The B.S. in Accounting requires a minimum of 121-127 semester
hours, with a cumulative quality point index of 2.0 and a 2.0 major
field index. In addition to the basic business core requirements,
students are required to take basic liberal arts core courses as
well as liberal arts and general electives (in consultation with an
Qualified students may apply for our dual degree programs during
their third year in the B.S. degree program. These 150-hour
accounting and taxation programs permit students to fulfill their
education requirement to qualify for the CPA exam while also
earning a valuable graduate degree.
• The B.S./M.S. in Accounting allows students to focus on
specialized areas including: accounting information systems;
controllership; forensic accounting; financial services or
international financial reporting.
• The B.S./M.S. in Taxation provides the necessary technical
knowledge for career advancement in the field of taxation and the
skills to conduct tax research, facilitate tax compliance and
develop tax-planning strategies.
• The B.S./M.B.A. enables students to enhance their broad business
background in addition to accounting.
A complete overview of the undergraduate accounting programs can be
obtained by going to The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Dr. Adrian Fitzsimons
Bent Hall, Room 364