Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Accounting, BS

Program Chair Marie Young-Trabbic
Program Lead Harry Hooper
Program Advisors Doug Robertson 

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide comprehensive training in accounting with curriculum that includes intermediate accounting, managerial accounting, accounting theory, tax, auditing, governmental and non-profit accounting, accounting information systems, and financial statement analysis. Students will learn techniques that apply to real-world problem solving and begin preparation for a variety of positions in the field of accounting.

Santa Fe College’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting adheres to the State’s common course prerequisites. The program provides a career and educational pathway for students who have earned an Associate in Science degree in a professional or technical discipline, and provisions have also been made for enrollment by students who have completed an Associate of Arts degree.

All students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Accounting must complete the basic degree requirements, including 36 hours of General Education and demonstration of foreign language competence. Due to the specialized nature of the B.S. in Accounting Program, students are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor when enrolling in courses. This program is taught in an onsite, hybrid, and online environment. Exams for all classes require campus or approved testing center attendance.

Upon completion of the BS in Accounting program requirements at Santa Fe College, graduates will discover that challenging and rewarding career opportunities exist to work in private accounting at public and private corporations, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, hospitals, medical centers as well as in colleges and universities. Accounting graduates can pursue a wide variety of career focused positions as financial analysts, forensic accountants, tax lawyers, financial accountants, managerial accountants, sports agents, FBI agents, financial advisors, acquisition specialists, management advisors, investment bankers, environmental accountants, payroll managers, internal auditors. Graduates from the program can also pursue a career in public accounting as tax planners/preparers, auditors or as business consultants.  

Getting Started
Santa Fe College expects all students to have access to the computer hardware and software necessary for the program.

  • Complete a Santa Fe application for admission or readmission online at www.sfcollege.edu.
  • Arrange for official transcripts from high school to be sent to the Office of Records and Admissions.
  • Arrange for official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended to be sent to the Office of Records and Admissions at least one month prior to the start of the term. Unofficial transcripts may be used for initial advisement purposes.

Qualifying for Admission
In order to qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Accounting Program you must:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA.
  • Have earned a minimum of an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited educational institution. Degrees and coursework must meet SF accreditation standards in order to be applied toward program admission criteria.
  • Have successfully completed the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher:

ACG2021 Financial Accounting (or ACG2001 & ACG2011)
ACG2071 Managerial Accounting
CGS1101 Microsoft Office Applications (or CGS1000 College Computing)
ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics
MAC2233 Survey of Calculus
STA2023 Statistics

  • Application to the program does not guarantee admission.
  • Students will only be admitted to the B.S. in Accounting Program after verification of prerequisites, previous degree, and minimum GPA.
  • All transcripts must be received and verified by the SF Office of Records and Admissions.
  • Please note: Information is subject to change.
  • Please see a Business Programs advisor for additional assistance.

Foreign Language Competency and General Education
Individuals who have not completed their foreign language requirement prior to enrolling at SF must complete two semesters of college-level sequential foreign language study before finishing the B.S. in Accounting Program. Students may select their General Education classes from any eligible courses within SF’s approved General Education package. The B.S. in Accounting Program requires 36 credit hours of General Education in order to meet graduation standards.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Overview of Credits Required

AS degree transferred credits  
General Education 15 credit hours
Program Core 45 credit hours


AA degree transferred credits  
General Education 36 Credit Hours
Electives 24 Credit Hours


BAS Credits  
Professional Core 39 Credit hours
Remaining General Education (AS) or Business Electives (AA) 21 Credit Hours
Total Required for program 120 Credit Hours


Program Capstone Course and Exit Requirements
Students will complete a capstone course as part of the exit requirements for the program. This course may include on-campus attendance as well as placement at an internship site approved by the program administrator, or a supervised research project. The BAS degree in Accounting will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the college’s curriculum totaling 120 credit hours. Students must have a 2.0 average overall and a grade of C or better in all 3000 and 4000 level courses.