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Forensic Accounting Major and Minor

Forensic accountants are tasked with finding the truth. Even as an expert witness hired by an attorney or client in a dispute, the forensic accountant is tasked with being an advocate for the truth and not for one side or the other.

The Mount trains future forensic accounting professionals to be committed to discovering the truth, and to assist humanity in curbing the ever growing problem of white-collar crime, legal disputes, and other financial and business conflicts.

Forensic Accounting Major

A bachelor of science degree in forensic accounting requires a minimum of 48 credits and completion of the core curriculum.

Majors must take the following courses:

  • ACCT 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 303, 311, 312, 401, 405, 411, and 412

  • IFSY 410

  • BUS 360

  • Six credit hours of electives from our criminal justice (CJUST), information systems (IF SY), sociology (SOC), business (BUS), accounting (ACCT) curricula, and one additional forensic accounting course in special topics.

Because the requirements for the Accounting major are a subset of the requirements for the Forensic Accounting major, students may double major in Accounting and Forensic Accounting by completing the Forensic Accounting major and also ACCT 415: Special Topics in Forensic Accounting.

This major prepares the graduate for careers in a broad range of organizational positions requiring accounting skills. Students with an accounting major will be eligible to sit for the CPA exam, and the CFF and CFE exams.

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Forensic Accounting Minor

Forensic accounting minors must take a minimum of 18 credits. Electives should be selected in consultation with advisors and are subject to the approval of the chair of the department.

Minor Courses include:

Accounting and Business majors - ACCT 311, 312, 411, 412, and two Forensic Accounting electives.

Sport Management majors - ACCT 102, 311, 312, 411, 412, and one Forensic Accounting elective.

All other majors - ACCT 101, 102, 311, 312, 411, and 412.

Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.

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