Policies Requirements and Standards Financial Investigations and Fraud Prevention
The Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science, in conjunction with the Department of Economics, offers a joint certificate in financial investigations and fraud prevention. Certificate includes courses in the areas of forensic accounting, economic crime investigations, and criminal evidence and procedure, as well as hands-on training in cyber forensics. Students from all academic majors who have (or are attempting) an Accounting minor and possess a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to earn this certificate. Students should meet with an advisor to declare their interest in the program and plan their course of study. The certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each.
All department majors must earn a C or better in all courses required in the program, including courses used to complete Area F in the core and Related Field Courses. All majors are required to take an exit examination (the Major Field Test for their respective field) prior to graduation. All courses in the minor also require a C or better.