Program Details

Career Program

Accounting - CPA Exam Qualification

Program Information:


Faculty Advisor: Kate Demarest · Phone: 410-386-8252 · Email:

Candidates for a Maryland CPA license must possess a bachelor’s degree (in any field of study), must have earned at least 150 college level credits and must have completed coursework in accounting, law, economics, mathematics, ethics, marketing, management, writing and public speaking. The CPA Examination Qualification Certificate includes all required coursework for eligibility to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Maryland. Students should also visit the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy's website for information on educational and practical work experience requirements as well as examination dates.


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Program Length: 30 months
Certificate Requirements
 ACCT-101  Financial Accounting  3 credits
 ACCT-102  Managerial Accounting  3 credits
 ACCT-201  Intermediate Accounting 1  4 credits
 ACCT-202  Intermediate Accounting 2  4 credits
 ACCT-210  Principles of Taxation 1 (fall term only)  3 credits
 ACCT-211  Principles of Taxation 2 (spring term only)  3 credits
 ACCT-220  Cost Accounting (spring term only)  3 credits
 ACCT-230  Principles of Auditing (fall term only)  3 credits
 ACCT-241  Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
 (summer term only)
 1 credit
 BUAD-201  Business Ethics  3 credits
 BUAD-205  Business Law  3 credits
 ECON-101  Principles of Micro Economics  3 credits
 ECON-102  Principles of Macro Economics  3 credits
 FN-215  Financial Management  3 credits
Select three of the following five classes (10 credits required)
 ENGL-209  Written Communications for Business  10 credits
 MATH-115  Introduction to Statistical Methods  
 MGMT-201  Principles of Management  
 MKTG-201  Principles of Marketing  
 SPCH-101  Introduction to Speech Communication  
   Total Credits   52


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