College of Business & Economics

Department of Accounting

Suggested Course Sequence

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 are eligible to take two graduate courses in order to meet the 150 credits for the CPA exam and earn a master's degree in as little as two semesters.

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Term 1
Freshman Year Pre-Accounting (PACT)
Course Title Total (15 units)
ACCT 201 or
ACCT 211
Principles of Financial Accounting (or Honors) 3
Towson Core 2 English Composition
ENGL 102 or ENGL 190
3
Towson Core 3 College Mathematics 3
Towson Core 10** Metropolitan Perspectives 3
Towson Core 6 Social and Behavioral Sciences
ECON 202 or ECON 204 Macroeconomic Principles (or Honors)
3
Term 2
Freshman Year Pre-Accounting (PACT)
Course Title Total (15 units)
ACCT 202 or
ACCT 212
Principles of Managerial Accounting (or Honors) 3
ECON 201 or
203
Microeconomic Principles (or Honors) 3
Towson Core 1 Towson Seminar 3
Towson Core 5* Arts and Humanities
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
3
COSC 111 Information and Technology for Business 3
Term 3
Sophomore Year Pre-Accounting (PACT)
Register for Computer Proficiency Exam.
Course Title Total (15 units)
ACCT 300 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business 3
Towson Core 4 Creativity & Creative Development 3
Towson Core 11** The United States as a Nation 3
Term 4
Sophomore Year Pre-Accounting (PACT)
Submit applicaion for admission to ACCT Major (PDF).
Course Title Total (15 units)
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ECON 205 or
MATH 231
Statistics for Business and Economics or Basic Statistics 3
LEGL 226 Business Law 3
Towson Core 9 Advanced Writing Seminar
ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (recommended)
3
Towson Core 12** Global Perspectives 3
*Submit your application to the major at the end of your sophomore year.
Term 5
Junior Year Accounting (ACCT)
(Must be admitted to ACCT major) Attend Accounting Open House in September.
Course Title Total (15 units)
ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting III 3
ACCT 361 Tax Accounting I 3
ACCT 341 Management Accounting I 3
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing 3
Towson Core 14** Ethical Issues and Perspectives 3
Term 6
Junior Year Accounting (ACCT)
(Must be admitted to ACCT major)
Course Title Total (15 units)
ACCT 421 Advanced Accounting 3
BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone 3
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management 3
MNGT 361 Principles of Management 3
Towson Core 8 Biological and Physical Science 3
Summer Term
Course Title Total (3 units)
BUSX 460 Professional Experience
Note: Requires approved internship
3
Term 7
Senior Year Accounting (ACCT)
Course Title Total (15 units)
MNGT 482 or
PHIL 371
Business Ethics and Sustainability or
Business Ethics
3
EBTM 365 Principles of Operation Management 3
ACCT 401 Auditing I 3
FPLM 341 Fundamentals of Financial Planning 3
Towson Core 13** Diversity and Difference 3

 

Term 8
Senior Year Accounting (ACCT
Course Title Total (13 units)
ACCT elective Choose one from:
ACCT 442 Management Accounting II
ACCT 362 Tax Accounting II
ACCT 402 Auditing II
ACCT 410 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
3
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy 3
International Course International elective 3
Towson Core 7 Biological and Physical Sciences (Lab) 4

Note for the University Core Curriculum, the following must be met:
*The course meeting this requirement must be taken in a discipline different from the course meeting Towson Core 4.
**For Towson Core 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, one course must be taken in a discipline in arts and humanities, different from the discipline in Towson Core 5. One course must be taken in a discipline in Social and Behavioral Science, different from the discipline in Towson Core 6.

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