Accounting Major

Become fluent in the language of business and gain the knowledge and skills to analyze financial information that is relied upon by investors, lenders, businesses and other organizations throughout the world.

Towson University Accounting student working on homework

The accounting major provides the necessary accounting courses to prepare students for the CPA exam and public accounting careers in auditing, tax accounting, cost accounting or managerial accounting. But a degree in accounting also can prepare you for lucrative and flexible careers in government agencies or corporations, in addition to starting your own business.

Accounting majors complete a set of lower- and upper-level required courses in business, economics and accounting in addition to advanced accounting courses.

Admission Requirements

Accounting is a screened major. Students are admitted to the accounting major (ACCT) only after successfully completing all admission requirements.

Degree Requirements & Course Descriptions 

View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Plan of Study

See the suggested four-year plan of study for the current catalog year. If your catalog year is different, you can find the four-year plan that corresponds with your catalog year on the CBE advising forms page.

Accounting Major Application Forms

Accounting Major Application (Catalogs 2016-17 and later) (PDF)
Accounting Major Application (Catalogs 2015-2016 and earlier) (PDF)