Utica College

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Utica College


(866) 295-3106

(866) 295-3106

Earn Your BS in Criminal Justice — 100% Online

Utica College’s online BS in Criminal Justice (CJ) degree develops your abilities to prevent criminal behavior, catch criminals, rehabilitate offenders, and build a system where justice and rights are continually served. As crimes become more sophisticated with the use of technology, and policy and laws change, the demand for criminal justice professionals with specialized skill sets increases. Utica’s BS in Criminal Justice reflects the world’s current need for diverse crime-fighting and prevention professionals.

Online BS CJ specializations

To meet the new demands of the industry, the BS CJ program’s six specializations provide focused knowledge and experiential coursework that align to your career goals — you’ll be expertly prepared to step into a core criminal justice role.

  • Public Policy & Leadership
  • Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Criminology & Policy
  • Homeland Security
  • White-Collar Crime
  • General

Key Course Examples:

CRJ 212 – Policing Theory and Practice (3 Credits)
Role of police in American society. Topics include nature of police subculture, professionalism, personnel selection, unionism and operational trends.

CRJ 228 – Cyber Technologies for Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
Introductory concepts related to the influence of cyber technologies on the modern criminal justice organization. Topics include information technology, cybersecurity, social networking, cloud computing, cryptography, data hiding, anonymity, and surveillance.

CRJ 327 – Assessing Evidence in Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
Noting how ‘evidence’ is used and understood differently in the practice versus the study of criminal justice, this course critically examines the purpose, role, uses, sources, and credibility of evidence across both domains. After considering what evidence is and is not, the types of questions for which evidence is needed, and the complementary roles of evidence and logic in answering criminal justice questions and being a critical consumer of criminal justice claims, the course focuses on how evidence is used in the practice of criminal justice and how evidence is used in criminological research.

Admission Requirements

The 120 credit online BS in Criminal Justice is eligible for completion by first time freshman, as well as those transferring in credits towards earning their BS degree. Interested students need not have prior cybersecurity education or computer science training to apply.

Utica College — A Legacy of Cyber Leadership

Renowned for its influence and expertise in cyber, Utica College is located in the heart of central New York, and is a comprehensive, independent, and accredited private institution.

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, bls.gov

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