Contact your faculty adviser. To find out who your adviser is, go to Online Services. Once you are in Online Services, go to Self Service>Student Center. Your adviser’s name and contact information is located on the right-hand side of the screen under Advisor. If you don't see an adviser assigned, visit your intended major/concentration department.
|Accounting and Legal Studies||Accounting||ST 102||410-704-2227|
|e-Business Major, Project Management and Business Analysis Track||e-Business and Technology Management||ST 314||410-704-2783|
|Economics Major, Economics Track||Economics||ST 103||410-704-2959|
|Management, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Human Resource Management||Management||ST 116||410-704-2934|
|Undecided Concentration/ Track||CBE Student Academic Services||ST 301||410-704-3496|
Tip: Introduce yourself to your adviser by calling, emailing, or stopping by his/her office.
Students are admitted to the major in business administration (BUAD) on a competitive basis after first being admitted to the University. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the major. Each term, the College of Business and Economics (CBE) considers applications for admission to the major in the following term. In order to be admitted, students must satisfy the following requirements:
1. Formal admission to TU as a degree candidate.
2. Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher for all course work.
3. Completion of most of the lower-level General Education/Core Curriculum requirements.
4. Grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each lower-level CBE required courses.
5. Minimum average (GPA) of 2.70 for ALL seven lower-level CBE required courses.
6. Completion of the Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) with a passing score of 70 percent or higher.
Degree candidates intending to major in business administration are designated as “pre-business administration” (PBUA) until admitted into the major.
|Lower-Level CBE Required Prerequisites (21 units)|
|ACCT 201||Principles of Financial Accounting
(or ACCT 211 Honors) (3)
|ACCT 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting
(or ACCT 212 Honors) (3)
|ECON 201||Microeconomics (or ECON 203 Honors) (3)|
|ECON 202||Macroeconomics (or ECON 204 Honors) (3)|
|ECON 205 or MATH 231||Statistics for Business and Economics I (3)
or Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3)
|LEGL 225||Legal Environment of Business (3)|
|MATH 211 or MATH 273||Calculus for Applications (3) or
Calculus I (3)
The deadline is Oct. 1 for spring admission and March 1 for the summer and fall admission.
Until you meet the admission requirements, you are classified as a pre-business administration (PBUA) student. You must submit an Application for Admission (PDF) to the major.
The catalog year is listed on your transcript, your academic requirements found on Towson Online Services and other academic records, such as the Evaluation of Transfer Credit Report.
Yes. You may elect to use the catalog that was in effect at the time of your initial matriculation at your transfer institution provided you will complete your graduation requirements within 10 years. To change, obtain a Catalog Selection Petition form and return to the CBE Student Academic Services office, Stephens Hall, room 301.
The courses required to complete your degree will depend on the catalog you select. Your major requirements may change. Contact your faculty adviser or the CBE Student Academic Services to evaluate your courses using the new catalog.
There are different programs for different catalog years. All graduation requirements including the General Education/Core Curriculum and your major requirements must be fulfilled according to the catalog assigned to you within 10 years. Following the incorrect catalog year may result in taking the wrong courses.
Yes, a few courses that count toward both the General Education/Core Curriculum and the CBE courses are:
|Courses||General Education Category||University Core Curriculum Category|
|ECON 201/203 or 202/204||
|Social and Behavioral Science|
|Statistics course (ECON 205 or MATH 231/233)||
|MATH 211 or MATH 273||
You may enroll in the major courses when you meet the admission requirements according to your assigned catalog.
No. A grade of “C” or higher is required for a major course. If the C-/D+/D grade was earned in a transfer course, repeating the course will result in ”Duplication of Transfer Credit." An additional 3 units will be required for graduation (i.e., 123 minimum) to replace the duplication of the transfer course.
For a Bachelor of Science degree, you need:
• The General Education/Core Curriculum requirements
• A minimum of 120 earned unit hours
• A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
• A grade equivalent of 2.0 or higher in all courses required for the major
• At least 32 upper-level (300-400) units (includes transfer creidts and TU units)
• At least 30 units completed at TU
For a Bachelor of Arts degree, you need to complete all the requirements for Bachelor of Science degree and complete a foreign language through the intermediate levels.
Find out how to apply for graduation from the Office of the Registrar.
Complete registration instructions can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website.
When you select a class to enroll in, the system checks your academic record to ensure that you have met the prerequisites for the course. It will determine whether you are currently enrolled in or have completed the prerequisite course(s) with a grade of “C” or higher, and whether you are a major and not a pre-major.
If you are currently enrolled in a prerequisite, you are allowed to register on the condition that you complete the prerequisite with a grade of “C” or higher. If you do not pass the prerequisite course, you must drop the class requiring this prerequisite and add the prerequisite. If you fail to do this, you will be disenrolled from the course.
If you receive a prerequisite error message but are certain that you meet all course prerequisites, go to the department offering the course to request permission to enroll in a specific section of that course.
|Course Code||Department||Location||Contact Information|
|Accounting and Legal Studies||ACCT, FPLN, LEGL||Accounting||ST 102||410-704-2227|
|e-Business Major, Project Management and Business Analysis track||EBTM||e-Business and Technology Management||ST 314||410-704-2783|
|Economics Major, Economics Track||ECON||Economics||ST 103||410-704-2959|
|Management, International Business, Human Resource Management||ENTR, MNGT||Management||ST 116||410-704-2934|
|Business Excellence and Pre-Business||BUSX||CBE Student Academic Services||ST 301||410-704-3496|
Submit a “Petition for Acceptance of Transfer Credits” for the course to be accepted as a major/minor requirement to the CBE Student Academic Services office, Stephens Hall 301. Attach a catalog description of the course from the institution at which the units were originally earned. If a course is not accepted as equivalent, you must complete the course at Towson University.
To determine transfer equivalencies use the state of Maryland's ARTSYS © - The Articulation System: artweb.usmd.edu.
A lower-level course (100-200) taken at a community college or four-year educational institution is not equivalent to a Towson University’s upper-level major course. In order to fulfill an upper-level major course requirement, the content of the transfer work must be validated. A transfer course requiring validation is identified with a "T" instead of the 200-number code, e.g., MKTG T41 for MKTG341, MNGT T61 for MNGT 361, etc.
Complete an advanced course as specified below with a grade equivalent of 2.0 or higher at TU.
|Transfer Course||Validate With|
|FIN T31||FIN 351|
|MKTG T41||MNGT 481|
|MNGT T61||MNGT 481|
|MNGT T81||MNGT 421 or 451|
Important: Validate the transferred course, don't repeat it. If you enroll in a course with the same course content as the transferred course, the units earned in the transfer course will not count toward graduation because it will be treated as a repeat.
The Evaluation of Transfer Credits from the Transfer Evaluation Service Office shows which transfer courses are accepted as fulfilling a General Education/Core Curriculum requirement, potential major/minor credit or free electives.
Tip: Check the Evaluation of Transfer Credit report, found on online services under: Home > Self Service > Student Center> Transfer Credit Evaluation (tab).