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Utica College


Utica College (UC) was founded in Utica, NY in 1946 when Syracuse University, which had been operating extension courses in the Utica area for several years, decided to establish a permanent institution there. Now a financially and legally independent institution, UC continues to offer the Syracuse University degree to undergraduates through a unique academic agreement with the University. However, Utica offers its own graduate (masters and doctoral) degrees. Of particular interest are UC's online degree programs in Economic Crime Prevention. These programs allow students to complete their degrees online in fields of study that address the needs of contemporary practitioners of white collar crime and fraud prevention.

Points of Distinction

  • Convenient online study
  • Career placement assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top "Best Values" in northeastern U.S. for the past 4 years
  • Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Areas of Study

Utica College currently offers an Online Master of Science in Economic Crime Management, an executive-level program for experienced fraud management professionals; an Online MBA in Fraud Management, combining a traditional business curriculum with courses in fraud prevention and investigation; and an Online MBA in Professional Accountancy. UC also offers the following undergraduate degree and certificate programs online:

  • Bachelors Degree: Cybersecurity - Cybercrime Investigation
  • Bachelors Degree: Cybersecurity - Information Assurance
  • Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Economic Crime Investigation
  • Certificate: Online Financial Crimes Investigator Certificate

The undergraduate programs in Economic Crime Investigation and Cybersecurity and Information Assurance require an internship as part of the curriculum. The online graduate programs do not carry an internship requirement.


The preferred method for admissions is to apply using the online application. Transcripts from all prior schools should also be forwarded to UC.


Faculty members are industry-renowned experts with experience in economic crime investigation, anti-fraud and computer crime control. UC's seasoned and forward-looking professors continually update and adapt their courses to meet the newest challenges faced by the economic crime management community.

Student Body

Utica's online students are mostly busy adults who welcome the convenience of completing their degree without interrupting employment or family obligations. UC's total student composition is diverse, with students representing 26 states and 46 countries. Total student population is roughly 2,500 students.

Student Life

Students in the online programs can expect to minimally dedicate 12-15 hours per week per course. The online student experience centers around WebCT; the College's online course management system. WebCT allows students and faculty to communicate and share vital course information. Students can securely access courses anytime and anywhere by logging in with a username and password. All online courses are supported by 24/7 technical assistance. Textbooks are purchased via UC's online bookstore and shipped to the student's home in time for the start of class.

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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