Embry-Riddle Forensic Accounting students working in the GSOC lab.

Bachelor of Science in
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

In the Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination degree, students are taught to find and defend against securities fraud and other types of financial fraud.

About the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination

For inquisitive problem-solvers interested in the intersection of law enforcement and accounting, the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (FAFE) at Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus may be a perfect fit. This program covers the four major sections of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ professional certification: 

  • Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes 
  • Law 
  • Investigation 
  • Fraud Prevention and Deterrence 

Embry‑Riddle is one of the only schools in the nation to offer an undergraduate forensic accounting degree in a traditional, on-campus environment. As a result, students benefit from a hands-on approach to learning and enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology, lab space and software for data visualization and decision-making.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the forensic accounting degree, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Become a Certified Fraud Examiner prepared to investigate economic and financial crime 
  • Work in a variety of finance and accounting roles in business, government and nonprofit sectors 
  • Test for the Registered Forensic Investigator, Government Forensic Accountant and Certified Management Accountant certifications 

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Forensic accounting degree students graduate Embry-Riddle ready to begin careers as: 

  • Forensic Accountant 
  • Anti-Money Laundering Banking Specialist
  • Internal and External Auditor 
  • Special Investigations Unit Fraud Investigator 
  • Risk Consultant 
  • Litigation Support Specialist 
  • Accounting and Financial Analyst  

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination Salary Information

The average reported alumni salary in the field of fraud examination is $67,500 annually one-year post graduation, as of 2022. 


About Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at the Prescott, AZ Campus

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination is housed in the nation’s first College of Business, Security and Intelligence, and students are uniquely positioned to learn among industry experts and explore the latest advances in fraud examination. Students in the forensic accounting degree train to pinpoint and defend against employee theft, securities fraud, identity theft and financial fraud. 

Students are well connected to industry and build relationships with faculty with real-world experience from the private, public and government sectors. The curriculum is also designed to help students meet the federal requirements listed by the FBI, CIA, DEA, IRS and other government agencies. 

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination Information

  • Credits: 120
  • Online or In-Person: In-Person

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