Kaplan University

BSA - Auditing and Forensic Accountancy

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Auditing and Forensic Accountancy emphasis program offers courses in accounting, auditing, macroeconomics, and business math. Learn more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Auditing/Forensic Accountancy program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Auditing/Forensic Accountancy Emphasis

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Students in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Auditing and Forensic Accountancy emphasis program have the opportunity to study payroll accounting, macroeconomics, federal taxation, and business law. The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to help prepare students to pursue a career in the accounting profession. In conjunction with core accounting courses, classes in the Auditing/Forensic Accountancy emphasis area focuses on the principles of auditing, forensic and cost accounting, and fraud detection. General education courses emphasize instruction in mathematics, the social and physical sciences, the arts and humanities, and communications.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Auditing/Forensic Accountancy Emphasis:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Auditing / Forensic Accountancy Emphasis Requirements

  • AC 302: Intermediate Accounting III (6 credits)
  • AC 410: Auditing (6 credits)
  • AC 450: Advanced Accounting (6 credits)
  • AC 465: Advanced Forensic Accounting (6 credits)


  • AC 114: Accounting I (5 credits)
  • AC 116: Accounting II (5 credits)
  • AC 239: Managerial Accounting (5 credits)
  • AC 256: Federal Tax (5 credits)
  • AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I (6 credits)
  • AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II (6 credits)
  • AC 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Accounting (6 credits)


  • BU 224: Microeconomics (5 credits)
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Analysis (5 credits)

Legal Studies

  • LS 311: Business Law (6 credits)


  • MT 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • MT 217: Finance (5 credits)
  • MT 219: Marketing (5 credits)
  • MT 302: Organizational Behavior (5 credits)

Core and Elective Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • CS 204: Professional Presence (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MM 150: Survey of Mathematics
    • MM 212: College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • HU 200: Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • HU 245: Ethics
    • HU 250: Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SC 200: Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • SC 235: General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • SC 246: Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • SC 250: Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SS 211: The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • SS 236: People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • SS 250: The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach
  • Open Electives (48 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed Kaplan University's BSA - Auditing and Forensic Accountancy program continue their education by pursuing an advanced degree program. Students holding graduate degrees could qualify for more advanced positions or increased job responsibilities.

Graduate degree programs students could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Forensic Accounting
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Juris Doctor (JD)

Career Paths:

Students completing the BSA - Auditing and Forensic Accountancy program could develop a number of skills, including skills in auditing, accounting, and fraud detection. Students could use these skills to pursue careers in the accounting and auditing fields.

Job opportunities graduates could pursue include:

  • Forensic accountant
  • Auditor
  • Fraud examiner
  • Accounting assistant

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