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Forensics Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
BUS124  Business Analysis with Algebra
BUS221  Microeconomics
COM121  Effective Speaking
CFS136  Principles of Information Security
ACC132  Financial Accounting
ACC235  Forensic Accounting
AOT226  Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel
NET120  PC Upgrading and Maintenance
ACC127  Quantitative Business Statistics
ACC221  Intermediate Accounting I
ACC133  Managerial Accounting
ACC228  Business Taxation
ACC130  Business Law & Ethics
MTH106  Math for Technology
ACC237  Fraud Examination
ACC223  Cost Accounting
ACC238  Financial Statement Analysis
CFS137  Computer Crime and Investigation
Arts & Humanities Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 70

The current business environment requires all prospective employees to have good communication skills, both written and oral, and to be able to interact with co-workers and clients in a professional manner. Employers also expect workers to have strong computational skills, to be computer literate and to be able to think critically. All students completing a program at Stark State College will be introduced, provided practice in and be expected to master these basic competencies.

Get detailed knowledge about fraud, fraud prevention and fraud detection while also building a foundation in accounting theory and other areas of business. You’ll focus on the design of effective internal control systems, monitoring compliance with those systems and gathering and documentation of forensic evidence when fraud has occurred or is suspected. You’ll also learn many of the requirements, monitoring and reporting provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and be ready to take the first step for exams for certified fraud examiner or certified financial forensics.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied business in accounting

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
Career Enhancement Certificates in
Basic Accounting
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• health care
• industry
• government
• not-for-profit
• banking

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N) 
• auditor (internal)
• staff accountant
• accounts payable analyst
• accounts receivable analyst
• compliance analyst

PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS 
Institute of Management Accountants Scholarships
Daniel Schonhoft and Thomas Presper Accounting Technology Annual Scholarship

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
Institute of Management Accountants student chapter
Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us club)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Don Mullen
Department Chair, Accounting and Finance
330-966-5453, Ext. 4037
dmullen@starkstate.edu