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.
FEFF Courses That Meet General Education Requirements
As a continuing student, you are encouraged to make an appointment at any stage in your academic careers to discuss planning or address any questions about the major. The advising staff are available year round, so please feel free to make an appointment at any time of the year.
The FEFF major advisor is Ms. 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 533.06 Haaren Hall. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
Registration and Major Holds
In both fall and spring terms, a major 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 their major advisor to make sure they are clear about requirements and how to make 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 or stop by during Ms. Yvonne Purdie’s walk-in hours (Haaren Hall Room 533.06 Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.). 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.
How do you know if you have a major hold? Go to CUNYfirst and complete the following steps:
Check the Holds box of your CUNYfirst Student Center. If "Advisement Required" appears, click on “details.”
Click on “Advisement Required.”
See which type of advisement you need. If you must see a major advisor, then make a major advising appointment following the steps preferred by this department.
Avoid Course Planning Mistakes!
FEFF has several courses that build on each other in a sequence, so it is important to be aware of this and plan accordingly. The following sequence is ideal:
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
For further guidance, see the FEFF Major Checklist or meet with an advisor.
Monitor Your Progress in the Major
DegreeWorks degree audit - Use this online planning tool to track your overall progress toward graduation. You will see which of your general education and major requirements are completed, in progress, or still needed. Refer to the DegreeWorks FAQs to better understand how to use this helpful tool. Note: be sure to confirm the accuracy of your degree audit with a general advisor and major advisor.
FEFF Major Checklist - Get important information about major requirements and how they can meet some general education requirements as well.
Sample Four Year Plan - See an example of how you could complete all your degree requirements (major, general education, electives) and graduate in four years! Remember that this sample plan shows just one possible way to combine your requirements. Transfer students in particular should work with advisors to determine a plan that works best for them.
Meet with a General Academic Advisor
A General Academic Advisor will confirm what general academic requirements you still need, make suggestions about smart course planning that will help you graduate without delays, discuss your interest in adding a minor or second major, inform you about opportunities such as study abroad, discuss general questions and concerns, and make helpful referrals. Visit the Academic Advisement Center's webpage for more information.