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Utica College - Bachelor of Science in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

The Economic Crime Institute of Utica College offers an online Bachelor of Science in Fraud and Crime Investigation. Students can choose from two concentrations: Financial Investigation or Fraud Prevention and Detection. The degree is a bachelor’s completer program which means that students must possess an associate’s degree or have earned at least 57 credits from an accredited four-year institution. The degree program and curriculum were developed with the Board of Advisors of the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute which has been on the leading edge of financial crime study for over twenty years.

The Financial Investigation concentration focuses on examining financial records, analyzing data, and auditing for fraud. Skills foci for the Fraud Prevention and Detection concentration include identifying suspicious behaviors in organizations, interrogation techniques, interview techniques, preserving evidence, compiling reports, and organizational protection from fraud.

The online program is designed to be completed part-time at a rate of 6 credits per semester. Students who desire to take more credits per semester can work with an academic advisor. The 66-69 credit program can be completed in three years and four months and the total credits earned with previous education will be 126 credits.

The online BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation is 100% online and does not require any campus visits. Utica College utilizes the Engage Learning Management System (LMS) and all courses are delivered asynchronously, so students login at times convenient for them. Assignments and other activities will have specific due dates. Students must complete an internship or a senior paper during the program.

Course requirements include major courses, major-related courses, and concentration courses. Examples of major courses include Intro to Criminal Justice; Economic Crime Theory; Economic Crime Investigation; Cybercrime Law and Investigations; and Proseminar in Justice Studies. Examples of major-related courses include Financial Accounting; Statistics; Criminological Research Methods; and Principles of Microeconomics.

Financial Investigation concentration courses include Managerial Accounting; Intermediate Accounting I and II; Forensic Accounting & Fraud Auditing; Corporate Finance; and one of the following: Cost Management or Auditing.

Fraud Prevention and Detection concentration courses include Fraud Prevention and Detection Technologies; Fraud Prevention Techniques; Payment Systems and Fraud; Advanced Issues in Economic Crime; Fraud and Compliance Operations; and one course from a choice of five others.

Utica College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Utica College: The Economic Crime & Cybersecurity Institute of Utica College

Programs: BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation, BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation - Financial Investigation, BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation - Fraud Prevention and Detection
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

Program Highlights
  • Two concentrations are available: Financial Investigation and Fraud Prevention and Detection
  • This is a completer program so students must possess an associate's degree or have at least 57 credits from a 4 year college to enroll
  • Developed with the Board of Advisors of the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute, which has been on the leading edge of financial crime studey for over 20 years
Program Overview
Program Structure: Courses are online with no campus visits required; students must complete an internship or a senior paper
Example Courses: Economic Crime Theory; Economic Crime Investigation; Cybercrime Law and Investigations; Law of Economic Crime; Information Privacy
Instruction Methods: Utica uses the Engage LMS and courses are delivered asynchronously; students must complete an internship or a senior paper
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 66-69 (for a total of 126) credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer terms
Curriculum Options: Part-time: the program is designed to be part-time at 6 credits per semester, but students can take more credits per semester working with an academic advisor.
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 3 years and 4 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5
Testing Requirements: No SAT or ACT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$26,400 to ~$27,600 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $400.00

Visit landing.online.utica.edu to Learn More About Utica College's BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Programs

BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation - Financial Investigation

Program Highlights
  • Focus on examining financial records, analyzing data, auditing for fraud and more
  • This is a completer program so students must possess an associate's degree or have at least 57 credits from a 4 year college to enroll
  • Developed with the Board of Advisors of the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute, which has been on the leading edge of financial crime study for over 20 years
Program Overview
Program Structure: Courses are online with no campus visits required; students must complete an internship or a senior paper
Example Courses: Economic Crime Theory; Economic Crime Investigation; Cybercrime Law and Investigations; Law of Economic Crime; Information Privacy
Instruction Methods: Utica uses the Engage LMS and courses are delivered asynchronously; students must complete an internship or a senior paper
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 66-69 (for a total of 126) credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer terms
Curriculum Options: Part-time: the program is designed to be part-time at 6 credits per semester, but students can take more credits per semester working with an academic advisor.
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 3 years and 4 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5
Testing Requirements: No SAT or ACT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$26,400 to ~$27,600 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $400.00

Visit landing.online.utica.edu to Learn More About Utica College's BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Programs

BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation - Fraud Prevention and Detection

Program Highlights
  • Learned skills include identifying suspicious behaviors in organizations, interrogation techniques, interview techniques, preserving evidence, compiling reports, organizational protection from fraud
  • This is a completer program so students must possess an associate's degree or have at least 57 credits from a 4 year college to enroll
  • Developed with the Board of Advisors of the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute, which has been on the leading edge of financial crime studey for over 20 years
Program Overview
Program Structure: Courses are online with no campus visits required; students must complete an internship or a senior paper
Example Courses: Fraud Prevention and Detection Technologies; Fraud Prevention Techniques; Payment Systems and Fraud; Advanced Issues in Economic Crime; Fraud and Compliance Operations
Instruction Methods: Utica uses the Engage LMS and courses are delivered asynchronously; students must complete an internship or a senior paper
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 66-69 (for a total of 126) credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer terms
Curriculum Options: Part-time: the program is designed to be part-time at 6 credits per semester, but students can take more credits per semester working with an academic advisor.
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 3 years and 4 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5
Testing Requirements: No SAT or ACT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$26,400 to ~$27,600 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $400.00

Visit landing.online.utica.edu to Learn More About Utica College's BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Programs