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Post University offers a Certificate in Forensic Accounting that includes the following courses:


ACC315 Prevention and Examination


Fraud Prevention and Examination3 credits

This course covers the principles and methodology of fraud prevention, detection, deterrence and investigation. The course includes such topics as skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, register disbursement schemes, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, non-cash misappropriations, corruption, financial management fraud, and interviewing witnesses. Best practices for the prevention and examination of fraud in the various topic areas are discussed and evaluated.

Prerequisite: ACC111

    Prerequisite: ACC111
3 crs.
ACC325 Forensic Accounting


Forensic Accounting - 3 Credits

Forensic accounting is the application of accounting methods and financial techniques to assist in solving economic-based crimes. Course topics include the accounting and legal fundamentals of forensic accounting, reconstructing income, money laundering, litigation services provided by accountants, dispute resolution, evidence management, commercial damage control, litigation support, computing economic damages, bankruptcy, divorce, identity theft, organized crime, terrorism investigations, electronic data and digital forensics analysis, cybercrime and business valuations. Best practices for each topic are discussed and evaluated.

Prerequisite: ACC111

    Prerequisite: ACC111
3 crs.
CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice


Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 Credits

The student will be introduced to the American Criminal Justice System from the perspective of the criminal justice professional. The course examines the historical development and role of the police, prosecution, corrections, probation, parole, and rehabilitation.

3 crs.
CRJ209 Criminal Law


Criminal Law - 3 Credits

The course examines substantive and procedural criminal law including the common law and statutory offenses. Law of evidence, burden of proof, the jury system, and pre-trial dispositions are also studied.

Prerequisite: CRJ101 or LAW101.

    Prerequisite: CRJ101 or LAW101
3 crs.
CRJ211 Criminal Investigation


Criminal Investigation - 3 Credits

The student is introduced to the principles of criminal investigation. These include techniques and methods used in searching the crime scene, locating and interviewing witnesses, interrogating witnesses, and developing suspects. Attention is given to the basics of forensic science, including photography.

Prerequisite: CRJ102.

    Prerequisite: CRJ102
CRJ332 White Collar Crime


White-Collar Crime - 3 Credits

This course provides an analysis of crimes committed by persons in a position of trust, including embezzlement, fraud, false advertising, price fixing, black market activities, and governmental corruption. Crimes against one's employer and crimes committed by corporate executives for their corporation are studied.

Prerequisite: CRJ101.

    Prerequisite: CRJ101
3 crs.
And one of the following:

ACC425 Computer Control and Audit


Computer Control and Audit - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of auditing and controlling computer information systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of best practices in the design and application of controls within computer information systems to insure the best quality and accuracy of information provided to management and to the public. This course may be used as an Accounting elective.

Cross listed with CIS425

Prerequisite: CIS112, 12 credits of Accounting, Junior or Senior status and permission of advisor for Accounting majors.

    Cross listed with CIS425 Prerequisites: CIS112, 12 credits of Accounting, Junior or Senior status and permission of advisor for Accounting majors

ACC430 Accounting Information Systems


Accounting Information Systems- 3 Credits

This course introduces the system flow of financial information in the contexts of the system development process and the actual applications of computer technology to record keeping and information gathering functions. The intent is to provide a strategic understanding of the linkages between organizational components provided by the AIS, and to develop a working knowledge of best practices in the development and implementation of accounting applications. Applications studied include procurement and receiving, inventory control, accounts payable, marketing and shipping, billing and collections, etc. The course includes case studies and a hands-on computer project.

Cross listed with CIS430.

Prerequisites: CIS112, 12 credits of Accounting, Junior or Senior status and permission of advisor for Accounting majors.

    Cross listed with CIS430 Prerequisites: CIS112, 12 credits of Accounting, Junior or Senior status and permission of advisor for Accounting majors

CRJ326 Computer Forensics


Computer Forensics - 3 Credits

This course provides the knowledge and skills to identify, track and prosecute cyber-criminals. Students will be able to identify evidence in computer-related crime and abuse cases, and track intrusive hacker’s path through a client system. Emphasis will be placed on recovering, collecting and analyzing data from any digital media device, such as mobile devices, bar codes, game consoles, digital cameras and videos.

Prerequisites: CRJ101 and CRJ222

CRJ346 Electronic Investigations


Electronic Investigations - 3 Credits

This course studies the vast amount of information available to investigators through public records and the internet. The focus is on how to understand, obtain, discern and utilize public record information for investigatory purposes. This course is relevant to both public and private investigators. 

Prerequisite: CRJ101


3 crs.
18 crs


The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.