College of Business & Economics

Department of Accounting

Applying to the Major

In order to be admitted to the accounting major, students must complete the Admission to the Accounting Major form (PDF) (also available at the Department of Accounting office) and indicate that they satisfy all of the following requirements:

1. Formal admission to TU as a degree candidate
2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70
3. Grade equivalent of 2.0 or higher in each lower level required course
4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 for ALL upper level accounting courses. To be admitted, students must take at least three upper level accounting courses (minimum of 9 units). Two out of the three courses must be taken at Towson University. The specific upper level course requirements are:

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I (3 units) – If this course was completed at another institution and has been accepted by Towson University, ACCT 302 – Intermediate Accounting II – must be one of the two remaining courses taken at Towson University.
Two other upper level accounting courses (6 units) must be chosen from:
ACCT 300 Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT 341 Management Accounting I (3)
ACCT 442 Management Accounting II (3)
ACCT 361 Tax Accounting I (3)
ACCT 362 Tax Accounting II (3)


5. A passing score for the CBE Computer Proficiency Exam of 70 percent or higher
6. Completion of ECON 205 or MATH 231 (Statistics) with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher and one course in either anthropology, psychology, or sociology

Students must first be admitted to the major before they can enroll in ACCT 303 – Intermediate III, ACCT 421 – Advanced Accounting or ACCT 401 – Auditing.
No more than two courses required for admission to the major may be repeated, of which no more than one course may be repeated twice.

Degree candidates intending to major in accounting are designated as pre-accounting until admitted into the major. Students are encouraged to communicate each term with their assigned faculty adviser to evaluate their progress in completing the requirements for admission.

Students who take an upper-level major-only accounting course before being admitted to the accounting major will be disenrolled from the course.

College of Business & Economics

Phone: 410-704-3496
Fax: 410-704-2300

Office Location

Stephens Hall, Room 218
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

College of Business & Economics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001