BS in Accounting: Auditing and Forensic Accountancy

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Students in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Auditing/Forensic Accountancy emphasis area have the opportunity to develop skills in economics, finance, business law, and auditing. You can learn more about this program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Auditing/Forensic Accountancy emphasis area may help prepare students for employment in the accounting field. Coursework includes general education courses in areas like communications and mathematics, major area courses like accounting, business law, and economics, and emphasis area courses like auditing and forensic accounting. Students also have the chance to pursue courses that interest them outside of accounting in order to fulfill the credit requirement for open electives.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Auditing/Forensic Accountancy emphasis area may benefit from experience with computer applications, strong numerical skills, and an interest in finance. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to obtain this Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete 99 major credits, 33 credits in core requirements, and 48 credits of open electives. A total of 180 credits must be earned to graduate.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Auditing / Forensic Accountancy Emphasis Area Requirements

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Federal Tax
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Business Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Accounting
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professional Presence
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Auditing / Forensic Accountancy Emphasis Area Requirements

  • Intermediate Accounting III
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Advanced Forensic Accounting

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Students completing Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Auditing/Forensic Accountancy emphasis area may have developed skills in managerial accounting, taxation, and auditing. These skills may prepare them for a number of positions in the account and auditing fields. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Auditor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Financial analyst

Advanced Degrees

Students completing this Kaplan University program who plan on continuing their education may consider graduate degree programs. Graduate degree programs may allow students to further refine their skills in accounting and auditing or to develop skills in a new area. Here are a few graduate degrees that you could consider:

  • Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Finance