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Forensic Accounting

Another advantage of a University of New Haven Accounting education is our strong relationship with the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. Those accounting students who seek a career as an accounting professional working for Federal agencies will benefit tremendously.

In the governmental sector, forensic accountants are employed by a variety of companies and agencies. Many law enforcement agencies have forensic accountants on staff to assist with criminal investigations. The governmental agencies seek people with an accounting background to assist investigations by the FBI, DEA, SEC, CIA, Secret Service and the IRS. Due to the explosion of white collar crime, terrorism, security fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, computer crime, government corruption and tax evasion the need in this area is greater than at any other time in our history.

 

At the University of New Haven, you can combine your undergraduate accounting degree with a 18 credit criminal justice minor with courses such as:

CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 201 Principles of Criminal Investigation
CJ 425 White Collar Crime Investigation
CJ 530 Investigating Financial Crimes
CJ 520 Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigation Procedures
CJ 523 Internet Vulnerabilities and Criminal Activity

 

In addition you can use your elective courses to obtain a criminal justice certificate such as:

Forensic Computer Investigation Certificate

 

Four courses (12 credits) are required for completion of the certificate:
CJ 520 Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures
CJ 524 Network Security, Data Protection, and Telecommunications

 

Plus two of the following, with consent of adviser:
CJ 201 Principles of Criminal Investigation
CJ 217 Criminal Procedure I
CJ 218 Criminal Procedure II and Evidence
FOR 415 Crime Scene Investigation
CJ 420 Advanced Investigative Techniques
CJ 450 Special Topics
CJ 498 Research Project
CJ 522 Computers, Technology, and Criminal Justice
Information Management Systems
CJ 523 Internet Vulnerabilities and Criminal Activity
Information Protection and Security Certificate

 

Five courses (15 credits) are required for completion of the certificate:
CJ 525 Information Systems Threats, Attacks, and Defenses
CJ 526 Firewall and Secure Enterprise Computing
CJ 527 Internet Investigations and Audit-Based Computer Forensics
CJ 528 Computer Viruses and Malicious Code
CJ 529 Practical Issues in Cryptography

 

In addition students can put together their own PACE mixture of courses in consultation with their advisor.