Forensic Accounting Minor

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The Forensic Accounting minor explores the detection and prevention of fraudulent activity in a variety of business, governmental and legal venues. Students in this minor will learn the skills and techniques to examine, discover and report money laundering, white-collar crime and other forms of fraud. Designed for students with an interest in business or homeland security, the Forensic Accounting minor prepares students for careers in investigative and litigation support to accounting firms, banks, police departments, government agencies and more.

The Forensic Accounting minor requires students to complete five courses (20 credits).

  • Choose 1*: BUS 532 - Introduction to Financial Accounting or ADMN 502 - Financial Accounting
  • Choose 1: ECN 640 - Business Law and Economics or HLS 520 - Homeland Security Law and Policy
  • BUS 460 - Prevention and Detection of Fraud
  • HLS 615 – Introduction to Fraud Investigation
  • BUS (600-level) course in Forensic Accounting for Non-Accountants

All five courses applied to the Forensic Accounting minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and an overall GPA of 2.0. Students must take at least three 500-level or above courses to complete the minor.

Contact Professor Yvette Lazdowski, minor supervisor, for additional information. 

* Business majors must take ECN 640 and Homeland Security majors must take ADMN 502.

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