Curriculum for Accounting Major

Accounting involves the examination, organization, management and design of accurate recording and reporting procedures of financial and business transactions. Some major specializations include public accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, government accounting, budget accounting and internal auditing.

Students can obtain a BS degree in Accounting. Additionally, students preparing for a career in public accounting, who meet specified academic requirements, have the opportunity to enroll in an accounting program at the master's level at the Rutgers Business School.



School Core Courses

All current RBS core courses (view curriculum)


Required Courses
(21 credits)

Course # Title Credits
33:010:458 Accounting Information Systems 3
33:010:401 Advanced Accounting 3
33:010:415 Concepts of Auditing 3
33:010:451 Cost Accounting 3
33:010:421 Income Tax Accounting 3
33:010:325 Intermediate Accounting I 3
33:010:326 Intermediate Accounting II 3


(3 credits)

Course # Title Credits
33:522:334 Business Ethics 3
33:140:321 Business Law II 3
  OR another business course  

Accounting majors must take one business elective. This can be Business Law II (33:140:321) or another business course. Management Information Systems may not be used as the business elective. Business Ethics (33:522:334) may not substitute for Business Law I but may be used as the elective.