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BS in Accounting - Auditing and Forensic Accountancy

Purdue University Global's BS in Accounting - Auditing and Forensic Accountancy emphasis area provides students the opportunity to develop finance and investigative skills used to detect and prevent fraud. Learn more about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Auditing and Forensic Accountancy concentration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

Students looking to enroll in this program should be comfortable with numbers and have a knack for understanding tax laws. They should also have strong communication stills and the ability to pay attention to small details. Students seeking to enter this program must have a high school diploma or the equivalent and may be required to take an entrance exam.

Program Description:

The online BS in Accounting with an Auditing and Forensic Accountancy concentration program at Purdue University Global combines a basic education in accounting with intermediate and advanced study in auditing and forensic accounting practices. Previous courses are required in fundamental accounting and managerial accounting. In the area of emphasis, courses address techniques in corporate accounting issues, fraud prevention measures, evidence collection, legal issues in forensic accounting, auditing processes, and cash flow reporting.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for an BS in Accounting - Auditing and Forensic Accountancy Emphasis Area:

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

Auditing/Forensic Accountancy Specialization (24 credits)

  • 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)

Major Requirements (99 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)
  • BU 224: Microeconomics (5 credits)
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Measures (5 credits)
  • MT 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • MT 217: Finance (5 credits)
  • MT 219: Marketing (5 credits)
  • AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I (6 credits)
  • AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II (6 credits)
  • LS 311: Business Law (6 credits)
  • MT 302: Organizational Behavior (6 credits)

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (13 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Physical Science Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Social Science Course (5 credits)

Open Electives (48 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's BS in Accounting - Auditing and Forensic Accountancy emphasis area could seek a graduate degree in business or accounting. A master's degree could lead to advancement in the field. In addition, graduates could go on to meet the educational eligibility requirements to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination*** with additional credits.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Accounting

Career Paths:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's BS in Accounting - Auditing and Forensic Accountancy emphasis area could apply their accounting and investigative skills to work in private lawyers' offices, insurance companies, or law enforcement agencies. They could use accounting practices and investigative techniques in the area of financial fraud committed by businesses or individuals.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Claims examiner
  • Fraud examiner
  • External auditor
  • IRS investigator

*Speak to an Admissions Advisor or refer to the University Catalog for the Transfer of Credit policy.

***Although certain programs at Purdue University Global are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

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