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Fraud Investigation

Fraud Investigation

The Department of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems, in collaboration with the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science, offers a minor in Fraud Investigation. Students will study the causes of fraud, as well as the detection, investigation, and prevention of fraud. Students learn about the criminal justice system including law making, criminality, and prosecution of fraud and other types of crime. This minor will prepare students for possible careers in crime investigation, litigation support, or forensic accounting.

The Fraud Investigation minor has minimum entrance and completion requirements. See the Minor Requirements guide or contact the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems or the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science for further information on requirements.

Minor Requirements

Fraud Investigation Minor

Minor Requirements

Required Credits: 24

ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I 13
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II 13
ACCT 410Fraud Examination 23
ACCT 411Advanced Fraud Examination 33
CJ 201Introduction to Criminal Justice3
or CJ 230 Criminology
Select three from the following:9
Computer Crime, Forensics, and Investigation
Auditing I
Federal Law Enforcement & Crime Policy
Criminal Law and Procedure
Network Security
MIS 499.1
Total Credits24

 ACCT 200 and ACCT 201 require a grade of 'B' or better to enroll in 300-400 level accounting courses.


ACCT 410 Fraud Examination may be waived if the student has taken ACCT 610 Fraud Examination

ACCT 411 Advanced Fraud Examination may be waived if the student has taken ACCT 611 Advanced Fraud Examination

Minor Requirements and Notes

  • This minor must be declared with the College of Business.
  • Acceptance into this minor program requires students to earn a grade of 'C' or better in all courses and maintain a minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.50.  Students must be junior standing (60 credits). Courses may not be taken pass/fail.
  • If the cumulative GPA falls below the 2.50 after acceptance into the program, the student will not be allowed to register for the College of Business courses until his/her cumulative GPA returns to 2.50 or better.
  • Approval for a minor does not guarantee enrollment in specific courses.
  • A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at NDSU.