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Bachelor of Science in Fraud & Financial Crime Investigation / Fraud Prevention & Detection

Program Details

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.


Requires 120 credits for degree completion, including transfer credits.

Must hold an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or earned a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college or university. Applicant checklist includes official transcript from each school you have earned academic credit as well as transcripts for CLEP and DANTES exams.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education