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Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

About This Program

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. Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation may be the major for you.

Why Utica College

The first program of its kind in the nation, UC's undergraduate major in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation (formerly economic crime investigation) offers advanced education in the highly specialized skill sets required to 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 Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation major is taught by a remarkably accomplished professional faculty using the industry's most current tools and techniques.

The BS Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation program is available both online and on campus.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

(315) 792-3006

General Information


  • Major


  • B.S.


  • Utica Campus
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Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation at Utica

Career Opportunities

The Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation 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
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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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First of its Kind

The Fraud and FInancial Crime Investigation major at Utica College is the FIRST undergraduate degree of its kind in the United States.

What You'll Learn

Developed in consultation with the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute of Utica College (, the Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation 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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Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

A Degree That Works

Utica College Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation alumni have taken rewarding positions at:

  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.)
  • Hartford Financial Services
  • HSBC
  • IRS Criminal Investigations
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • NBT Bankcorp, Inc
  • SAS Institute
  • U.S. Secret Service
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Student Voices: Celeste Cook '19

A conversation with Celeste Cook '19, a dual major in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation and Spanish, about industry-experienced professors, real-world learning opportunities, and her plans for the future.

Student Voices: Sydney Turczyn '17

A brief visit with FFCI (ECI) major Sydney Turczyn '17 about her experience as a transfer student, her academic program, her professors, and her plans for studying abroad in South Africa.

Student Voices: Jared Platt

Economic Crime Investigation major Jared Platt discusses his choice to come to Utica College and the growing outlook across the board in his field.

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