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.
Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation at Utica
"Enrolling in the 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."
- Law Enforcement
- Fraud Investigation
- Forensic Accounting
- Government Intelligence Services
- Banking and Finance
First of its Kind
What You'll Learn
Developed in consultation with the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute of Utica College (www.ecii.edu), the Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation major features a uniquely interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses in:
- 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
Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation 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
- IRS Criminal Investigations
- JP Morgan Chase
- NBT Bankcorp, Inc
- SAS Institute
- U.S. Secret Service
Student Voices: Victoria Montgomery
A brief conversation with Victoria Montgomery '15, a recent graduate of the Economic Crime Investigation major.
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.