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Forensic Accounting (B.A.)

Major: Forensic Accounting

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts

Total credit hours: N/A

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.

About the program

As a Thiel College forensic accounting major you will learn to put your love of numbers and your strong sense of order to work as you become a financial detective. You will develop skills in accounting, auditing and investigating to uncover truth while conducting financial and/or systems examinations. We’re certain you’ll find a job in your field, 100% of Thiel accounting majors find jobs in their field!

Visit our Academic Catalog (2019-2020) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Learn generally accepted accounting principles and be able to prepare financial statements and examine others statements for potential fraud.
  2. Understand the importance of independent audits and generally accepted auditing standards.
  3. Possess a basic understanding of the Internal Revenue Code and the impact of taxes on business.
  4. Network with distinguished business alumni and be inducted into Chi Eta Signa as a junior or senior.
  5. Get the opportunity to earn scholarships from the Haller Enterprise Institute and receive an award from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to forensic accounting majors are:

  • The August and Susan Bamford Scholarship
  • Dr. Morrison H. Beach Scholarship
  • The Roger ’52 and Paula G. Blatter Scholarship
  • The John T. Egbert Jr. and Phyllis Faries Egbert Scholarship
  • Daniel A. Hamo Scholarship
  • Huether Foundation Endowment for Business
  • Helen Patterson Hill Memorial Scholarship
  • Lend-A-Hand Scholarship
  • The Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. May Scholarship Fund
  • The Wise Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A forensic accounting major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • Accounting Club
  • Greenville Jr. Chamber of Commerce
  • Chi Eta Sigma (National Commerce Honorary Society)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.

Alumni & Careers

Thiel College graduates are highly successful in securing first-time employment and majors degree opportunities. A forensic accounting degree allows you to work for public accounting firms, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, financial institutions and more!

Here are just a few employment options for Thiel forensic accounting graduates:

  • The FBI – Qualify for a position as a forensic accountant within the Special Agent entry program and you would receive a starting salary of $64,720.*
  • The USDA – Perform services for a government agency, such as the USDA, as a contractor and earn a starting salary of $80,000.**
  • Deloitte Advisory’s Forensics and Investigation practice – identify and minimize risks for this company’s clients and earn a median salary of $68,731.***

*Job and salary information: www.bestaccountingdegrees.net
**Job and salary information: ZipRecruiter.com
***Job information: google.com/forensic accountants and paysa.com/salaries.forensiccountants