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

Program Overview

Prevent and detect the latest forms of online fraud and cybercrimes.

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.

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.

Disrupt Fraud and Protect Valuable Assets

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.

 
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          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.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          Most students complete this program in 40 months (or 3.5 years). We've designed our programs to fit into the lives of students as they maintain full-time employment. As such, students are expected to take one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester.

          No. This program is for students who want to begin or grow their career in criminal justice.

          Utica College's criminal justice program is $450 per credit. Additional expenses can include:

          • Distance Learning Fee: $70 per online course
          • Graduation Fee: $55
          • Tuition Deposit Fee: $300 (one-time fee; if you have a FAFSA on file, you may not be required to pay this fee, and if you are using VA tuition benefits, you are not required to pay this fee. Please note that you have a FAFSA or VA benefits on your tuition deposit card.)

          Learn more on the criminal justice tuition page.

          It's up to you. We've designed our program to fit into the lives of students as they maintain full-time employment. As such, a typical course load is one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester. This is considered full-time for financial aid purposes.

          This is a bachelor-completer program, meaning you must have attended a regionally accredited institution and hold an associate's degree or have earned a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college or university prior to enrolling in the program.

          To earn the B.S. in Criminal Justice degree, you'll complete a total of 120 credit hours. Required courses will range from major courses to specializations and general electives.

          Learn more on the criminal justice curriculum page.

          Yes. Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica College and for which you received a grade of "C" or better. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you've attended, as well as a transcript showing the degree awarded.

          Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar's Office. If you want to check credit elegibility ahead of time, use TES® (Transfer Evaluation System).

          SOURCES:

          1Payscale, "Security Administrator, IT Salary." Retrieved November 28, 2018, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Security_Administrator%2C_IT/Salary
          2Bureau 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