Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Fraud, Certificate

Fraud occurs within organizations when employees embezzle monies, engage in bribery or extortion, steal tangible or intangible assets or enter into transactions that create a conflict of interest. Fraud can also occur due to external threats such as corporate espionage, terrorism, and hacking. Fraud has recently emerged as a new academic discipline. As a result, many individuals have not been formally trained in the types of fraud, assessing an organization’s risk for fraud, or preventing or detecting fraud early. This certificate is specifically designed to provide a foundation about the nature of fraud, the characteristics of a fraudster, the types of fraud, the basic principles of fraud prevention, detection, and investigation and how to assess an organization’s fraud risk exposure.  

There are a variety of professional certifications you may obtain upon graduation.  We encourage you to research the requirements of these certifications as many of them require the passing of an exam and relevant work experience.  

Related Links

Fraud, Certificate Program Page

Homeland/Corporate Security Studies Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Certificate GPA: 2.0 or higher

Certificate Requirements

  • These courses are regularly offered through fall, winter, spring and summer rotations that will ensure a 12 month completion period.
Required Courses
CSS 120Introduction to Private Security3
CSS 351Fraud3
CSS 354Risk Assessment and Fraud Prevention3
CSS 360Specialized Fraud Schemes3
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Summer 2019
Revised 12-2018