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BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Curriculum

The Fraud and Financial Crime program has two concentrations: Financial Investigation and Fraud Prevention and Detection.

The curriculum for each concentration allows students to dig deeper into specific areas of fraud and financial crime investigation with more in-depth coursework in subjects such as accounting, corporate finance, payment systems, privacy, and new technologies that detect and prevent fraud.

Check out the course descriptions here.

Recent changes to the online BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation curriculum has made it eligible for completion by first-time freshmen, as well as students with some college credit.

See the Internships and Job Placements page for more information about the internship process for CRJ 470, and see examples of companies at which our students have interned.

Program Credits

Core34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements25-28 Credits
Major Related Course Requirements18 Credits
Concentration18 Credits
College Electives1-25 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree120


In addition to the courses listed below, students will complete or transfer in these core coursework requirements:

  • - Math Placement
  • - English Placement
  • - Foreign Language Placement
  • - Quantitative Reasoning – 6 credits
  • - Written Communication – 6 credits
  • - Oral Communication – 3 credits
  • - Foreign Languages – 6 credits
  • - Computer Use - 1 credit
  • - Humanities – 9 credits
  • - Natural Sciences – 6 credits
  • - Social Sciences – 9 credits
  • - Natural Sciences lab – 4 credits
  • - Social Sciences Diversity – 3 credits
Major Course Requirements (25-28 credit hours)Credit Hours
CRJ 101Seminar in Justice Studies1
CRJ 103Intro to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 232Economic Crime Theory3
CRJ 334Economic Crime Investigation3
CRJ 335Cybercrime Law and Investigations3
CRJ 336Information Privacy3
CRJ 343Law of Economic Crime3
CRJ 461Proseminar in Justice Studies3
CRJ 470Internship OR6
CRJ 475Senior Project3
Major Related Requirements (18 credit hours)Credit Hours
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
ECN 131Principles of Microeconomics3
SOC 274Criminology3
MAT 112Basic Statistics, OR3
PSY/SOC 211Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences, OR3
ECN 241Statistics3
SOC 376Criminological Research Methods3
GOV 341Jurisprudence of the Criminal Law3
Financial Investigation Concentration Courses (18 credit hours)Credit Hours
ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
ACC 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 302Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 303Cost Management, OR3
ACC 401Auditing3
ACC 406Forensic Accounting & Fraud Auditing3
FIN 333Corporate Finance3
Fraud Prevention and Detection Concentration Courses (18 credit hours)Credit Hours
CRJ 347Fraud Prevention and Detection Technologies3
CRJ 353Fraud Prevention Techniques3
CRJ 354Payment Systems and Fraud3
CRJ 365Advanced Issues in Economic Crime3
CRJ 444Fraud and Compliance Operations3
Select one of the following: 
CRJ 313Corruption and Organized Crime, OR3
CRJ 314Modern Techniques in Crime Investigation, OR3
ECN 343Money and Banking, OR3
RMI 273Introduction to Risk Management, OR3
PHI 108Professional Ethics3


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