Fraud Examination Certificate


Parker College of Business
School of Accountancy
Dr. Thomas Buckoff
College of Business Building, Room 2203
(912) 478-2228

Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

This certificate program consists of 12 semester hours (4 courses) of undergraduate education designed to prepare future fraud investigators. The curriculum encompasses fraud examination, white-collar crime, the criminal justice system, fraud-related legal issues, and forensic interviewing and interrogation. Graduates pursue careers as federal, state and local law enforcement officers, internal auditors, loss prevention specialists, corporate security specialists, private investigators, and fraud control specialists.

Program of Study

Credit Hours
ACCT   4631Fraud Examination3
ACCT   4632Fraud Schemes Fraud Schemes3
ACCT/LSTD 4633Forensic Interviews and Interrogation3
LSTD   3630White Collar Crime3
Total Credit Hours12

 Certificate Admission Criteria

Admission to the undergraduate Fraud Examination certificate program is open to all students of any major or discipline enrolled at Georgia Southern University. Students who wish to complete the certificate must declare their intentions to their Academic Advising Center.


The prerequisites for being enrolling in the undergraduate fraud examination course includes:

  • Junior status (60 semester hours of credit), and
  • Completion of Principles of Accounting I (ACCT   2101) for business majors, or Survey of Accounting (ACCT   2030) for non-business majors.