Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination

Bachelor of Science in
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Learning from faculty with vast industry expertise, students are taught to find and defend against employee theft, securities fraud and other types of financial fraud.

With financial crimes on the rise and the overall business environment becoming increasingly more complex, the need for skilled professionals trained to detect and prevent fraud continues to grow.

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’s Prescott Campus may be a perfect fit. This degree 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.

Developed with long-term success in mind, the program also prepares graduates to test for their Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation. Students who become CFEs after graduation can earn up to 34% more than their counterparts – about $600,000 more throughout their careers.

Combining a broad accounting focus with a specialization in forensics, this flexible degree prepares students to pursue rewarding careers as forensic accountants, financial examiners, internal auditors, management analysts, financial analysts and more.


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

The B.S. in 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 security and intelligence.

Students in the forensic accounting major train to pinpoint and defend against employee theft, securities fraud, identity theft and other types of financial fraud. Coursework covers accounting, criminal justice, finance and cybersecurity studies.

Upon completion of this degree, students will be eligible 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

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

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