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

Fight Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud

Build Skills to Detect and Combat Crime

Curriculum Focused in Fraud Prevention

Industry-Experienced Faculty

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

Program Benefits

  • Detect, protect, and prevent fraud at the corporate level
  • 100% online delivery – study when and where it’s best for you
  • Special discount for military students
  • 6 start dates per year

Secure Valuable Assets, Protect Consumers

Crime in the workplace, at every level, costs companies billions of dollars every year. Develop the skills to detect fraud, investigate white-collar crime, and protect valuable resources by earning your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a White-Collar Crime Specialization online from Utica University.

By graduation, you’ll understand the technologies and tools for preventing and detecting fraud — at any level in the corporate world — and bringing those responsible to justice.

Career Outlook

With skills to combat corporate crime and an understanding of financial regulations designed to protect consumers from fraud, there are many career paths you may follow. In all of them, you’ll be using your skills to serve the greater good.



As a fraud examiner, you would gather and analyze data and evidence related to cases of financial fraud, interview witnesses and suspects, and help solve cases of white-collar crime.1



As an information security analyst, you would identify and prevent vulnerabilities in information systems. Disrupt cyberattacks and protect private information on behalf of any organization, large or small.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Forensic Science Technician
Jobs and Income

Curriculum: Methods, Technologies, and Regulations for Fighting Fraud

Beginning with the history and evolution of white-collar crime, and culminating in the latest technologies used to protect sensitive data from those seeking to defraud, you’ll graduate with an in-depth understanding of the world of fighting corporate crime.

Course Spotlight: CRJ 321 – White-Collar Criminology

Explore the history, definitions, categories, offenders, victims, trends, theories, policies, and societal reactions to corporate and other forms of white-collar crime.

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Course Spotlight: CRJ 347 – Fraud Prevention and Detection Technologies

Gain an understanding of 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. This course also includes development and implementation of business models for production of prevention and detection products and techniques.

More Options for Your Degree

Cyber Criminology and Policy

Understand how IT, cybersecurity, social networking, cloud computing, cryptography, data hiding, anonymity, and surveillance concepts relate to the modern criminal justice organization.

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.

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.

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.

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 University 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 University’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 University 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 University’s B.S. in Criminal Justice as a program of excellence. Furthermore, U.S. News & World Report has named Utica University (formerly Utica College) a Top 200 Regional University. Utica’s programs have received additional recognition from these and other organizations:

  • National Security Agency
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Defense
  • SR Education Group

Utica University 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 to get help from a Utica University 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 University 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.

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  1. Payscale (November 2018). “Fraud Investigator Salary.” Retreived November 29, 2018 from
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2017). “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information Security Analysts.” Retrieved November 29, 2018 from