William Virkler, M.B.A.
Chair of Criminal Justice

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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Studying Criminal Justice: The UC Advantage

Utica College's 

Criminal Justice at Utica College

celebrated major in criminal justice is an interdisciplinary program that combines a solid foundation in core academics with a practical learning approach emphasizing research, technology, and real-world professional experiences. 

The criminal justice program has earned a national reputation for its innovative curriculum, exceptional facilities, and highly accomplished faculty. Students enjoy a rich selection of internship opportunities as well as access to state-of-the-art forensic research technologies in the Economic Crime, Justice Studies, and Cybersecurity building on the UC campus.


The criminal justice major offers an integrated interdisciplinary curriculum that incorporates:
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Political science
  • Forensics
  • Communication
  • Research methods
The program's theory-into-practice model promotes professional and international learning experiences as well as active participation in departmental research, culminating in a semester-long capstone internship.
For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

The criminal justice major at Utica College prepares you for career-track positions in a range of fields, including:
  • Law enforcement
  • Probation and parole
  • Corporate and industrial security
  • Public policy research
  • Regulatory enforcement
  • Public administration and planning
  • Counseling
Graduates have also gone on to advanced study in public administration, law, criminology, management, and other disciplines. UC criminal justice alumni have taken leadership positions at:
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Fluor Corporation
  • N.Y. State Office of the Attorney General
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • BlackstoneHunt Investigative Agency, LLC, Sarasota, Florida
  • Veteran's Administration