Skip to content

B.S. in Criminal Justice: Cyber Criminology and Policy Specialization

Prevent and Detect the Latest Forms of Online Fraud and Cybercrimes

Technical Skills to Investigate Cybercrime

Cybercrime Technology-Focused Curriculum

Industry-Experienced Faculty

Learn More Today

Complete the form to learn more about this program.

  • Duration 4-6 years
  • Cost per Credit $450
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Six in-demand specializations
  • Professional development courses
  • Pursue cryptocurrency competency with CipherTrace certification
  • Gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies

Disrupt Fraud and Protect Valuable Assets

Keeping up with the rapid pace of technological change can be difficult, but every new development comes with new forms of fraud and cybercrime. Utica College’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Cyber Criminology and Policy can help you hone your skills for understanding the tools and techniques used to defraud financial institutions, retail operations, and everyday people.

Learn to protect critical infrastructure and disrupt those seeking to take advantage of others. As you develop your understanding of cyber technologies in the modern criminal organization, explore the dynamic realms of national security, counterterrorism, and international politics.

Career Outlook

Join the front lines of cybercrime prevention, or become a first responder once a breach has occurred. Wherever your career path takes you, enter the field with knowledge of the latest technology and security tactics alongside an understanding of the big picture of fraud in the age of interconnectivity.

CAREER SPOTLIGHT: SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR

$65,376/year

Support and maintain secure digital infrastructure and prevent cyberattacks as a security administrator. Work in public, private, or nonprofit settings to protect digital assets, private information, and critical operations from attacks.1

CAREER SPOTLIGHT: FORENSIC TECHNICIAN

$57,850/year

Collect and analyze electronic evidence, following the data to uncover and bring to justice those responsible for fraud, data breaches, and identity theft.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Architect
Jobs and Income

Curriculum: Lessons From the Front Lines

Enter the field of criminal justice with a deep understanding of the state of cybercrime at home and abroad, the impact of public policy, and the tools and technologies used to prevent and disrupt crime in the digital domain.

Course Spotlight: CYB 228 – Cyber Technology for Criminal Justice

Get introduced to concepts related to the influence of cyber technologies on the modern criminal justice organization, including information technology, cybersecurity, social networking, cloud computing, cryptography, data hiding, anonymity, and surveillance.

Explore Courses

Course Spotlight: CRJ 347 – Fraud Prevention and Detection Technologies

Discover the types of proactive technology programs and tools used to prevent and detect the occurrence of fraud in face-to-face transactions, e-commerce, and e-business, including development and implementation of business models for production of prevention and detection products and techniques.

More Options for Your Degree

B.S. in Criminal Justice: Homeland Security

Learn about risk assessment, training, emergency management, disaster recovery, and the global aspects of security administration, so you graduate better prepared to defend our nation.

B.S. in Criminal Justice: Legal Issues in Criminal Justice

Get a solid foundation of policies, legal issues, and investigative techniques and strategies, so you’re prepared to participate in and lead criminal investigations.

B.S. in Criminal Justice: Public Policy and Leadership

Learn how criminal studies policy can affect, and be affected by, research while learning the theory and process of designing public policy and measuring its impact.

B.S. in Criminal Justice: White-Collar Crime

Learn how to deal with fraud in face-to-face transactions, e-commerce, and e-business, including the development and implementation of business models for production of prevention and detection products and techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Advancing your life and career by earning an online criminal justice degree comes with lots of questions, and we want your search for answers to be effortless. If you have a question we haven’t covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with an enrollment counselor.

Earn your B.S. in Criminal Justice degree in 3.5 years by completing one class every eight weeks. What’s more, Utica College accepts up to 90 transfer credits to help you graduate even faster. Review additional curriculum details on the courses page.

Although scholarships are unavailable for the B.S. in Criminal Justice program, non-traditional students have many third-party scholarships to consider. Plus, be sure to explore these financing options:

  • Complete the FAFSA® to determine your financial aid eligibility. Utica College’s FAFSA® code is 002883.
  • Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.
  • If you’re a military veteran, a member of the reserves, or currently serving in the U.S. military, you and any dependents are eligible for several financial assistance options. Utica College also offers a 10-percent tuition discount for you and your spouse.

To learn more, call 1-866-295-3106 or request more information.

The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) recognized Utica College’s B.S. in Criminal Justice as a program of excellence. Furthermore, U.S. News & World Report has named UC a Top 200 Regional University. UC’s programs have received additional recognition from these and other organizations:

  • National Security Agency
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Defense
  • SR Education Group
  • BestDegreePrograms.org
  • TheBestSchools.org

Utica College has made it easy to apply in four simple steps. Visit Admissions to see how you can begin your application online.

During the application process, you will provide a résumé, personal statement, letter of recommendation, and your official high school transcripts. If you have questions, call 1-866-295-3106 or email uticaonline@utica.edu to get help from a Utica College enrollment counselor.

The number of courses you take will vary based on the electives and core credits that you choose.

This program offers multiple specializations that align with in-demand sectors of criminal justice. Utica College helps you earn this degree more quickly by accepting as many as 90 credits from regionally accredited universities. To explore curriculum details, visit the courses page.

This online program helps you build the qualifications for rewarding positions in law enforcement and private security. Career options include:

  • Police officer or detective, which had a median annual salary of $67,290 in 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Forensic science technician, which had a median annual salary of $60,590 in 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Visit our careers page to explore more opportunities for graduates of the online B.S. in Criminal Justice program.

Visit our FAQ page

Sources

  1. Payscale, “Security Administrator, IT Salary.” Retrieved November 28, 2018, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Security_Administrator%2C_IT/Salary
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2017). “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Forensic Science Technicians.” Retrieved November 28, 2018, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/forensic-science-technicians.htm