Programs of Study

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Athens State University is excited to introduce “Badge” programs, designed for students seeking short-term, micro-credentials to boost knowledge and employability within a competitive job market. Micro-credentials are digital certifications that verify, validate, and attest an individual’s competence in a specific skill or set of skills and provide a pathway to personalizing and recognizing professional learning.

Forensic Accounting Badge Campus
With financial fraud on the rise, there is an increased need for professionals with a solid understanding of forensic accounting. Earning the Forensic Accounting Badge demonstrates a solid comprehension of forensic accounting concepts including fraud, accounting crimes, careers, ethics in accounting, litigation, interrogation, evidence, and related topics. Students earn the badge credential upon completion of Forensic Accounting I and II.

Federal Tax Accounting Badge Campus
The Federal Tax Accounting Badge is geared to help finance and accounting professionals navigate the complex world of federal taxation. Earning this badge demonstrates knowledge of federal tax laws and regulations applicable to individuals, sole proprietors, corporations, and partnerships, along with the practical application of the federal income tax laws by preparing various tax return forms. Students earn this badge credential upon completion of Federal Tax Accounting I and II.