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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies


Criminal Justice - Economic Crime Investigation Major


Program Details


Economic crimes are a major and costly societal problem in America. Presently there are few individuals who have the skills to prevent, detect, or investigate this kind of crime. This major is designed to prepare practitioners to understand this evolving technological problem of business fraud and computer crimes. By combining accounting, management, computer science, and economics courses with criminal justice courses in economic crime investigation and law, students will be sufficiently prepared for an entry level position in this field.

Program Options
Utica College offers an on-ground undergraduate program in Economic Crime Investigation; there is also an undergraduate online program for transfer students who have already earned an associate’s degree or the equivalent college credits. In addition, there is an online master’s program in Economic Crime Management. For more information on the master’s program, visit the program page or consult the UC graduate catalog.

Total credit hours required for bachelor of science degree: 126

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


Students in criminal justice - economic crime investigation are required to achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) across major, major-related, major elective, and major concentration courses by the first semester of their junior year and to maintain that average thereafter.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS


(See also General Education Core)

Course Credit Hours Year Taken
Core 34-55  
Major Course Requirements
Criminal Justice 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods 1 1
Criminal Justice 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 1
Criminal Justice 232 Economic Crime Theory 3 2, 3
Criminal Justice 336 Information Privacy 3 3, 4
Criminal Justice 334 Economic Crime Investigation 3 3, 4
Criminal Justice 335 Cybercrime Law and Investigations 3 3, 4
Criminal Justice 343 Law of Economic Crime 3 3, 4
Criminal Justice 461 Senior Seminar 3 4
Criminal Justice 470 Internship 6-15 4
or      
Criminal Justice 475* Senior Project, plus CRJ  300-level or higher elective 3-6 4
  28-37  

* Only available for online students enrolled in the major or students with appropriate professional criminal justice work experience, with permission from the director of the program.
Major-Related Requirements
Accounting 201 Financial Accounting 3 2,3,4
Economics 131 Principles of Microeconomics 3 1,2,3,4
Sociology 274 Criminology 3 2,3
Mathematics 112 Statistics 3 1,2,3
or
Psychology/Sociology 211 Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences 3 2,3
or
Economics 241 Statistics 3 2,3
Sociology 376 Criminological Research Methods 3 3,4
Government & Politics 341 Jurisprudence of the Criminal Law 3 3,4
  18  
Major Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:
Financial Investigation
Accounting 202 Managerial Accounting 3 2,3,4
Accounting 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3 2,3,4
Accounting 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3 3,4
Accounting 406 Forensic Accounting & Fraud Auditing 3 3,4
Finance 333 Corporate Finance 3 3,4
Accounting 303 Cost Management 3 3,4
or      
Accounting 401 Auditing 3 3,4
  18
 
 
Fraud Prevention and Detection
Criminal Justice 347 Fraud Prevention & Detection Technologies 3 3,4
Criminal Justice 353 Fraud Prevention Techniques 3 3,4
Criminal Justice 354 Payment Systems & Fraud 3 3,4
Criminal Justice 365 Advanced Issues in Economic Crime 3 3,4
Criminal Justice 444 Fraud & Compliance Operations 3 3,4
Concentration Elective:      
Select one of the following:      
Criminal Justice 313 Corruption & Organized Crime 3 3,4
Criminal Justice 314 Modern Techniques in Criminal Investigation 3 3,4
Economics 343 Money & Banking 3 3,4
Risk Management and Insurance 273 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance 3 3,4
Philosophy 108 Professional Ethics 3 3,4
  18  
Electives
The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours for this degree, and at least 60 credits of the 126 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences.


* Students wishing information about the criminal justice retention policy should consult with their academic adviser.