Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics

Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics

The Bachelor of Science in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics provides an interdisciplinary program of study that seeks to integrate knowledge of accounting with law; criminal, civil and social justice; and related disciplines. To get the most out of this major, and ensure that you complete your degree in a way that most conveniently  fits in with your other commitments, it is essential that you take advantage of the full range of advising services available.  Below you will find

  • Where to find your advisers and when you need to consult them;
  • Key information  that you need to know about your major; and
  • Planning tools that will help you decide the best time to take your courses.


Take a few moments to take a look at all the information below.  It will help you avoid surprises, and save you time and inconvenience during your studies at JJAY

Major Requirements

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More about the major

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Get Advising For Your Major      

Freshman students must meet with their General Academic Advisor, who can get them started with the FEFF major requirements and clarify general education requirements.

Transfer students should also start with a visit to the General Academic Advisor.  They should pay particular attention to the General Education requirements and be sure to be clear about which of these requirements have been satisfied by transfer credits and which are outstanding.  They should then make an appointment to see the Major Adviser to ensure they know what major requirements they have satisfied and what remains to be completed.

Sophomore students should make an appointment to see their major advisor to make sure they have a clear understanding of the major requirements, learn about opportunities in the major, and do smart planning. In their upper sophomore year a hold will be placed on registration and will only be removed after advisement.  Upper sophomores do not need to wait for the hold to be placed before seeking advisement.

Continuing students are encouraged to make an appointment at any stage in their academic careers to discuss planning or address any questions about the major. The advising staff are available year round, so students should feel free to make an appointment at any time of the year. 

The FEFF major adviser is Professor Yvonne Purdie, who has a walk-in policy. She is usually available Monday to Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 53306 Haaren Hall. Her email is  Students may want to email her in advance to confirm her availability. Alternatively, students can make an appointment with the major coordinator, Professor Jonathan Childerley, who can be contacted at 914-512-1378 or by email .

Planning Tips: Avoid Surprises  
  • ACC 250 is a prerequisite for most other accounting classes, in particular ACC 307
  • ACC 307 is a prerequisite for ACC 308 and ACC 309
  • ACC 308 and ACC 309 are prerequisites for ACC 410


Therefore you should ensure that you take

  • ACC 250 in your lower sophomore semester
  • ACC 307 in your lower junior semester
  • ACC 308 and ACC 309 in your upper junior semester and
  • ACC 410 in your lower senior semester


Major Advising in Summer/Winter  

The major advisor, Professor Yvonne Purdie, is available year round. She is usually available Monday to Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. She has a walk-in policy. Her office is room 53306 Haaren Hall and her email is  Students may want to email her in advance to confirm her availability.

Registration and Major Holds

In both fall and spring terms, a hold will normally be placed on registration for students who have earned between 45 and 59 credits. This happens a couple of weeks before registration, and is meant to get these sophomore students in to see an advisor to make sure they are clear about requirements  and how to make good progress in the major. The hold is designed to help you benefit from your major advisor’s perspective and guidance. If you have such a hold, make an appointment with one of the FEFF major advisors right away. When you meet you will discuss your plans and get a clear idea of how to complete your major in the most efficient and satisfying way. The major advisor will lift your hold after the meeting, allowing you to register for classes.

Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics requirements that can also meet your general education requirements
  • World Cultures: ANT 230
  • Individual & Society: PHI 210, PHI 231, PSY 101, SOC 101
  • 100 level justice: PHI 102
  • Communications: COM 113


Monitor Your Own Progress in the Major

Sample Four Year Plan                                                                  

FEFF Major Planner and Checklist