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

Program Overview

Fight corporate crime and financial fraud.

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 College.

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 College.

Secure Valuable Assets, Protect Consumers

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.

 
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          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.

          Career Spotlight: Fraud Examiner

          $58,977/year

          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

          Career Spotlight: Information Security Analyst

          $95,510/year

          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.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          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.

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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 (November 2018). "Fraud Investigator Salary." Retreived November 29, 2018 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Fraud_Investigator/Salary.
          2Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2017). "Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information Security Analysts." Retrieved November 29, 2018 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm.