Program Overview

The online bachelor's degree in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation from Utica College will prepare you for a career in the growing field of financial crime investigation by teaching skills and techniques for gathering, analyzing, and preserving evidence of financial misdeeds. One of the only online academic programs of its kind in the nation, it draws from a variety of disciplines—including criminal justice, mathematics, economics, ethics, and sociology—to create a holistic approach to the study of economic crime.

The program offers two concentrations in key areas of financial crime investigation:

  • Financial Investigation – teaches students forensic accounting skills to identify potential financial misdeeds. Coursework includes accounting concepts and procedures, data analysis, methods of detecting fraud and tracing illicit funds, the steps of due diligence, and damage assessment.
  • Fraud Prevention and Detection – learn to identify potential deception and other forms of financial crime, as well as potential exposure to fraud and economic crime. Coursework includes investigation and interviewing techniques, the use of technology in detecting and preventing crime, government and legal regulations, and how to recognize suspicious behavior patterns.

Utica College's online BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation degree was developed in collaboration with the Board of Advisors of the college's Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute, a research and educational institution on the leading edge of the study of financial crime for more than 20 years. Instructors in the online financial crime degree programs are highly regarded, top-level industry professionals in the field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degrees require students to complete approximately 120-130 credit hours including holding an Associate's degree, or earning a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college or university prior to enrolling in the program.
    • Other program specific admission requirements exist. Students interested in earning a degree or certificate from Utica College should request more information.

    School Overview

    Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, and currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in more than 30 undergraduate majors, 20+ graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.

    The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

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