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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination - Certificate

Program Overview:

The certificate focuses on the integration of accounting, auditing, and legal investigative skills for the purpose of the prevention and detection of financial statement fraud and the knowledge to prepare expert testimony. Since the term “forensic” means “relating to, used in, or suitable to a court of law,” the certificate will cover evidence gathering and preparation within a legal framework. Building on a basic knowledge of accounting and auditing, the two aspects of the forensic accounting field, forensic accounting and fraud examination, will be covered in terms of investigation and litigation support. The certificate introduces the basic knowledge required for the Certified Fraud Examination.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Yu-Jung Avis

Chair, Accounting, Finance & Economics Department 


Program Requirements:

Certificate courses (24 credits):

ACC 121Principles of Financial Acctg


ACC 221Intermed Acc't 1


ACC 320Acc't Information Systems


ACC 322Intermed Acc't 2


ACC 323Finan Acc't Theory Adv Applic


ACC 421Financial Auditing


ACC 447Fraud


ACC 485Forensic Accounting


Professional Accreditation:

The College of Saint Rose, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State. All of its degrees and programs are registered and its professional programs fully approved by the Board of Regents through the New York State Education Department.

The College of Saint Rose is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Admissions and Financial Aid Information:

The Undergraduate Admissions Office begins review of First-Year applications each fall in late September for the following Fall. Students are encouraged to submit a complete application as early as October. The Admissions Team will return a decision on complete applications within just three weeks. The College awards academic scholarships at the same time.

What Makes an Application Complete

  • Online or Paper application (fee waived for all applicants!)
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official Transcripts for any College Level Courses
  • SAT or ACT scores  (See Test Optional FAQ's)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher
  • Essay or Graded Paper
  • Applicants may also apply via the Common Application Online.
  • Art applicants are required to complete a portfolio review.
  • Music applicants are required to complete an audition.

Admissions contact information (telephone number, admissions web pages)

Scholarships and Financial Aid

See Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid section for more information.

The Bottom Line

The total cost of The College of Saint Rose (including tuition, fees, room and board) is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast, and we award more than $34 million in Saint Rose scholarships, grants and financial aid.

Take a look at our bottom line, and view a cost comparison with a four-year public institution.

More about Financial Aid

Financial Aid is defined as any grant, scholarship, loan, or employment opportunity given with the express purpose of assisting you with education-related expenses to make your education affordable. Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of student need and the availability of funds.

The Admission and Financial Aid teams have designed a Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid to help prospective students and families get to the bottom line and find that The College of Saint Rose is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast--while maintaining powerful academic opportunities.

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