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Develop a Truly Modern Criminal Justice Skill Set
As fighting crime becomes more sophisticated, law enforcement employers are adding tech-savvy professionals to their workforces. If you’re ready to develop competencies for these urgent-need roles, explore the online criminal justice degrees from Utica College.
Our online criminal justice degrees prepare you to use innovative tactics and technologies to protect communities and companies from illegal activity. The coursework prepares you for vital roles beyond policing and private security, instilling knowledge of public administration, management, and law.
We designed our online criminal justice degrees to help you develop skills for positions with local law enforcement, federal agencies, and national organizations. You can also select specializations that focus on:
- Homeland security
- Cyber criminology
- Public policy
- White-collar crime
- Financial investigation
- Fraud prevention and detection
Our online criminal justice degrees help you advance in the specific criminal justice area where you want to make a difference. What’s more, the difference our B.S. in Criminal Justice makes for students helped us earn recognition for excellence from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).
Do you want to develop a global perspective of criminal justice? With our M.S. in Financial Crime and Compliance Management degree, you can acquire the expertise to investigate and prevent criminal behavior throughout the finance sector. That includes corporate roles that offer impressive earning potential.
Online Criminal Justice Degrees
We offer a range of online criminal justice degrees, enabling you to focus on the aspect of law enforcement that matches your career goals. Discover programs that focus on fraud and financial crime investigation, compliance management, and more.
Career Outlook: Prepare for High-Demand, High-Profile Roles
Communities need professionals with diverse talents to detect fraud, enforce laws, and protect homeland security. With our online criminal justice degrees, you can join the next generation of professionals seeking to combat criminal behavior as it evolves. Our online criminal justice degrees have helped our alumni begin leadership positions with the:
- N.Y. State Office of the Attorney General
- Department of the Treasury
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
You can also prepare to combat fraud in the private sector. One potential career path for B.S. in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation graduates is financial examiner. This role has a median salary of $81,430 per year, and hiring will grow 18% from 2020 to 2030.1
Our online criminal justice degrees focus on the practical skills and expertise that help you qualify for roles at the local, state, and federal levels. Our students are also eligible to take CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE) training at no additional cost. This training provides valuable experience and skills for analyzing and tracing funds lost due to cryptocurrency fraud. What’s more, our financial crime management programs support your preparation for the ACAMS and ACFE industry certification exams.
Accredited and Recognized for Excellence
Our accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education speaks to the quality of the online criminal justice degrees you’ll find at Utica College. We have also earned these rankings from U.S. News & World Report:
- No. 90 in Regional Universities North
- No. 30 in Top Performers for Social Mobility
Additionally, our B.S. in Criminal Justice program was recognized as a program of excellence by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).
Faculty: Experts in Every Aspect of Criminal Justice
Our faculty has the experience to take your criminal justice career to the next level. Learn from professionals and leaders who have worked to prevent fraud and financial crime with an array of organizations, such as MasterCard and Goldman Sachs. They have also held leadership roles with high-profile agencies, including the:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Department of the Interior
- Secret Service
Tap into their expertise as you pursue one of our online criminal justice degrees.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to common questions about our online criminal justice degrees. If you want to ask a different question, please call (866) 295-3106 to speak with an enrollment counselor.
Yes! U.S. News & World Report has named us a Top 200 Regional University, and our programs have been recognized for excellence by the SR Education Group, BestDegreePrograms.org, TheBestSchools.org, and other organizations.
We’re accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This recognition affirms that you’ll receive an exceptional and rigorously evaluated online education as a Utica student.
Work experience is not required for most of our online criminal justice degrees. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.
That depends on the type of degree you are pursuing. In many cases, we accept transfer credits from other regionally accredited schools if they apply to your chosen curriculum.
As part of the admissions process, our staff completes a detailed, course-by-course evaluation of your previously earned credits to determine if and how many of your previously earned credits apply. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.
Studying online offers many benefits. You can choose where and when you study, all while continuing your career, raising a family, and contributing to your community as you advance your education.
Plus, you won’t have to commute or find on-campus housing as an online learner, which could help you save money as you learn. Visit our Online Student Life page to learn more about the online student experience.
You will typically dedicate 12 to 15 hours per week to each online course. While the rigor and expectations for on-campus and online instruction are the same, the flexible online format helps you fit the coursework into your schedule in the way that works for you.
Utica College is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, making additional funds available for U.S. military students without an additional charge to their GI Bill® entitlement. Read more about Utica College benefits for U.S. military veterans and service members.
Utica College provides a 10% tuition discount for online students and spouses of Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard service members. Students can also apply for Yellow Ribbon funding, the GI Bill®, VA benefits, Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid, Navy/Marine Corps relief, and The American Legion scholarships. Read more about benefits for veterans and service member benefits at Utica College.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021 September 8). Financial Examiners. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on September 14, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-examiners.htm