Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)

Dual/Joint with John Jay

The dual/joint degree program in Accounting for Forensic Accounting between Queensborough Community College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a jointly registered, dual-admission program that offers students a curriculum including principles of accounting, finance, and law, along with investigation techniques, ethics, and theories of criminology and the educational foundation to succeed in the forensic accounting field.

The program consists of courses that allow students to pursue further education and careers in forensic accounting, accounting, and auditing, as well as financial operations and management fields. The program will allow students to enter the upper division baccalaureate program Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics at John Jay. The curriculum emphasizes basic accounting principles and provides a foundation in business organization and management. The program meets the general education requirements for the associate degree at QCC and also meets the general education requirements for the baccalaureate degree at John Jay.

Common core requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-128: Calculus for Technical and Business Students
MA-260: Pre-Calculus and Elements of Calculus for Business Students
MA-440: Pre-Calculus Mathematics

REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course)2
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Recommended: SP-211) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Creative Expression (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Recommended: PHIL-130) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B.,  2C., 2D. or 2E. (Recommended: SOCY-101) 3
Subtotal 31-323

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
BU-101: Principles of Accounting I 4
BU-102: Principles of Accounting II 4
BU-103: Intermediate Accounting I 4
BU-104: Intermediate Accounting II 3
BU-111: Computer Applications in Accounting 3
BU-203: Principles of Statistics 3
CIS-101: Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
ECON-101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON-102: Introduction to Microeconomics

Subtotal 27

Major Electives

Courses Credits
Laboratory Science:BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842 or PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 0-1


Courses Credits
Free electives 1-2
Subtotal 1-2

Total Credits Required


1 Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.

2 Laboratory science elective required for students who do not take STEM Variant in Required Core 1C.

3 The credit range accounts for STEM variant in 1C.

4 For students who do take 4 credit STEM Variant in Required Core 1C this laboratory science elective is not required.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

Dual/Joint A.S. in Forensic Accounting (QCC) leading to the B.S. in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics (John Jay College)

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on April 13, 2021.

Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in accounting
  2. Make ethical judgements while recognizing multiple perspectives
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Analyze and evaluate business transactions and summarize for internal and external financial reporting
  5. Explain and proficiently apply accounting guidelines and practices
  6. Use foundational business principles to evaluate and solve problems for statistics and software applications.

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