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Accounting, Business & Legal Studies


Program Code: ACC.AAS
Associate in Applied Science

Accounting is one of the most rapidly expanding fields in today’s economy. Since it is service oriented, it involves working with people almost as much as with financial records. Accountants not only collect and report financial data, but they also serve as the link between the data and the people who use it.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

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Semester I


Students may select an alternate Computer Science (GE MST) course for which they have appropriate academic advisement and preparation in mathematics, such as CSC-106.


BUS-115 Mathematics of Finance will satisfy the math requirement. Students considering transfer to a baccalaureate program should consult an academic advisor as to the other math choices.

Semester II


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Semester III


Students may satisfy this requirement with any HED or PED course.

Semester IV

Choose one of the following two courses (3 credits each):



Students must select a course with the GE MST designation from the following sciences: BIO, CHM, PHY, SCI.


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Total Credits 63 - 66

Contact Information

Contact Name: Aslihan Cakmak, Chairperson
Contact Phone: 732.906.2526
Contact Email: ACakmak@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/business-and-computer-science

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn studying Accounting?

They acquire an extensive background in accounting and a strong fundamental knowledge of the major functions of business and industry. They study business law, business organization and management, mathematics and economics.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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