Forensic accounting is the integration of accounting, auditing, and investigative skills. Forensic accounting includes litigation support and investigative accounting. These areas deal with issues related to the quantification of economic damages caused by employee theft, securities fraud, insurance fraud, asset misappropriations, fraudulent statements, and professional negligence.


The forensic accounting major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. All forensic accounting majors also earn a major in accounting. In addition, graduates of the forensic accounting program are qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) exam. (Please see the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs website for current licensure requirements.) These credentials are recognized globally and are regarded as an indicator of excellence in the accounting and anti-fraud professions.



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