Minor in Fraud Investigation

Students may seek an academic minor in fraud investigation.

The minor in fraud investigation complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by offering an interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of possible fraud. It is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of fraud, including motives, rationalization, and opportunity (the fraud triangle) and provide a foundation for response to fraud as a crime, including detection, evidence collection, and criminal case preparation. 

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in fraud investigation requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in accounting and criminal justice as follows.

Students must complete two of the following criminal justice–related courses: 

Students must complete one of the following accounting-related courses: 

  • ACCT 320 Fraud Detection and Deterrence 
  • ACCT 438 Fraud and Forensic Accounting 
  • ACCT 433 Audits and Control of Information Technology 
  • ACCT 436 Internal Auditing 
  • ACCT 486A Workplace Learning in Accounting

Students must complete one additional course from either of the two previous lists.

Students must also complete the following course:

  • ACCT 440 Forensic and Investigative Accounting
    (students should note course prerequisites)

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

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