Major in Economic Crime Investigation

You Belong Here

You’re a quick thinker. You’re focused, motivated, and ambitious. You want a career on the forefront of new technology, and you want to learn the skills that can help protect individuals and businesses from crime. Criminal Justice - Economic Crime Investigation may be the major for you.


undergraduate degree of its kind in the U.S.

Why UC?

The first program of its kind in the nation, UC's undergraduate major in criminal justice - economic crime investigation (ECI) offers advanced education in the highly specialized skill sets required prevent, detect, and investigate economic crime in today's global economy.

Economic crime encompasses fraud, money laundering, and corruption, with counter-efforts that include institutional and corporate compliance and due diligence programs, regulatory and enforcement efforts on the part of government agencies, and the recovery of assets wrongfully taken or held.  Part of UC's internationally respected suite of economic crime and justice studies programs, the ECI major is taught by a remarkably accomplished professional faculty using the industry's most current tools and techniques.

Learn more about UC's economic crime investigation faculty.

What You’ll Learn

Developed in consultation with the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute of Utica College (, the criminal justice - ECI major features a uniquely interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses in:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • economic crime law
  • financial investigations
  • fraud detection
  • payment systems
  • detection technologies

Student have the opportunity to choose from two concentrations:

  • Fraud prevention and detection
  • Financial investigation

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"Enrolling in the ECI program was one of the best decisions I've made. It opened the door to my employment with Equitable. I couldn't be more satisfied with my experience and education at Utica College."

Thomas Tarkowski '89 CFE, CLU, Equitable New York, NY


A Degree that Works

The criminal justice - ECI major at Utica College prepares you for career-track positions in a range of fields, including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Fraud investigation
  • Compliance
  • Forensic accounting
  • Government intelligence services
  • Banking and finance well as graduate study in related disciplines.

UC criminal justice - ECI alumni have taken rewarding positions at:

  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Hartford Financial Services
  • HSBC
  • IRS Criminal Investigations
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • NBT Bancorp, Inc
  • SAS Institute
  • U.S. Secret Service

Students have access to advanced technologies available in the College's state-of-the-art Economic Crime, Justice Studies, and Cybersecurity facility.

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