There are a variety of 4-year, Christian colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree program in forensic accounting. Students at these schools can participate in a range of spiritual growth opportunities and prepare for their future careers through the degree program. Learn about a few of the schools and their forensic accounting major by reading this article.
Some of the Christian schools that offer forensic accounting are located in states like West Virginia, Texas and Pennsylvania. Compare and contrast some of these colleges, including their tuition rates, in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Waynesburg University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Waynesburg, PA||$24,010|
|Texas Wesleyan University||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Methodist||Fort Worth, TX||$27,800|
|Ohio Valley University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Churches of Christ||Vienna, WV||$21,250|
|Point University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Christian Churches and Churches of Christ||West Point, GA||$20,600|
|Guilford College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Friends||Greensboro, NC||$35,563|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of the Christian Colleges with Forensic Accounting Majors
Degree programs in forensic accounting equip students to detect fraudulent activity and those programs offered at a Christian institution often incorporate Christian values and ethics. Students considering these programs may also want to think about any hands-on learning opportunities, ways the school promotes spiritual growth and/or the size of the institution. Find out some of these details for a handful of the Christian schools with forensic accounting majors.
According to the NCES, Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania had 1,400 undergraduate students in 2016. The university offers several majors in forensics, including a forensic accounting major that trains students how to collect evidence in fraud-related cases. Students in the program can receive hands-on training experience through internship opportunities and may benefit from small class sizes. Spiritual life on campus includes weekly worship and chapel services, Bible studies and guest speakers and students interested in leadership may become a Christian Ministry Assistant (CMA) to help create Bible studies and form intentional relationships on campus.
Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Wesleyan University offers an accounting bachelor's degree in forensic investigation and fraud examination. Students in the program complete a forensic/fraud practicum and may choose to participate in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners or other accounting groups. Students on campus can grow in their faith by attending chapel and practicing prayer and meditation, but the school also offers a unique Common Meal each week where students of any faith can come and discuss faith and similarities and differences while forming new friendships. In 2016, the NCES reported that the university had about 1,700 undergraduate students.
Ohio Valley University
West Virginia's Ohio Valley University had close to 530 undergraduates in 2016, per the NCES. To help students further develop their faith, the university has the Director of Spiritual Life that oversees the daily chapel programming. The university offers a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigative Accounting that guarantees internship experiences for hands-on learning and has a small group learning environment. The program culminates in a Capstone project experience that requires students to create a major forensic investigation.
Point University in Georgia offers a unique Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in forensics and fraud that is offered online. Students in the program get hands-on experience with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Codification Database and other current hardware and software in the field. The university had a little more than 1,950 undergraduate students in 2016, according to the NCES. The school places an emphasis on spiritual formation by integrating faith into each program and holding students to the Point Community Honor Code.
Guilford College is an undergraduate institution in North Carolina that had about 1,810 students in 2016, per the NCES. The college has a forensic accounting major that offers business internship opportunities at places like Self-Help (local nonprofit) and the Guilfordian (campus newspaper). Graduates of the bachelor's degree program are prepared for the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) exam. Students can pursue their spiritual interests by joining spiritual organizations on campus, such as Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Gospel Choir, Guilford Christian Ministry and St. Mary's House.