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Online Cybersecurity, Criminal Justice, and Cyber Policy Programs

Secure your career in an industry with excellent job growth.

Cyber crime is a major security threat to the information infrastructures of businesses, organizations and governments. Experts agree that such crimes, including cyber terrorism, are on the rise. Utica College’s complete suite of Cybersecurity programs offers a variety of specializations and addresses both the technical and non-technical areas of the industry.

The curriculum for the Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Certificate Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice degree programs are cutting edge and allow students to remain absolutely current with ever-changing technologies, industry best-practices, emerging analytics, risk analysis, and investigative techniques.

BS in Cybersecurity

The online BS in Cybersecurity prepares you to be on the front lines safeguarding society's vital information. The curriculum provides extensive coursework in digital forensics, fraud investigation, and cyber ops to protect computer systems and secure online data.  Use real-world software and tools to learn the latest techniques for accumulating evidence in prosecuting cybercrimes using digital evidence, and to understand the wide range of vulnerabilities in government and corporate computer networks.


The online bachelor’s program offers four specializations:

  1. Network Forensics and Intrusion Investigation
  2. Information Assurance
  3. Cybercrime and Fraud Investigation
  4. Cyber Operations

Key Course Examples:


CRJ 107 – Computer Hardware and Peripherals (3 Credits)
Computer hardware and peripherals and other digital media used in commission of cyber-crimes. Hands-on examination of devices, including building, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair.


CSC 316 – Object-oriented Programming (3 Credits)
Introduction to the object-oriented paradigm of programming. Objects, classes, and inheritance.


CRJ 455 – Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics III (3 Credits)
Theory and techniques for tracking attackers across the Internet. Practical exercises from case studies of Internet based crimes

MS in Cybersecurity

Utica's online MS in Cybersecurity educates students to proactively address ever-changing cyber attack and infiltration techniques. The curriculum combines state-of-the-art practices in intelligence, forensics, and cyber operations, and offers several specializations targeted to students with different interests in this field.

The 30-credit online master’s program offers five specializations:

  1. Cyber Intelligence
  2. Computer Forensics
  3. Cyber Operations
  4. Malware Analysis
  5. Electronic Crime

Key Course Examples: 

CYB 605 – Principles of Cybersecurity (3 Credits)
Provides an advanced view of cybersecurity. It reviews the impact of cybersecurity on institutions, privacy, business and government applications; and examines the dimensions of networks, protocols, operating systems, and associated applications.


CYB 615 – Cyber Counterintelligence (3 Credits)
An overview of the history and evolution of cyber -counterintelligence, covering areas that include passive and active measures, principles and processes, ethics, and evaluation of successes and failure.


CYB 652 – Intrusion Forensics and Network Analysis (3 Credits)
As a result of advances in technology and a consequent rise in computer-related crime and victimization, there is a need for experts in detecting when an unlawful intrusion has occurred and who is responsible. This course emphasizes ethical considerations as well as proper procedure for intrusion analysis and the forensic investigation that follows.


CYB 691 – Malware Practicum (3 Credits)
This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously or concurrent studied theory in malware mitigation and analysis. Students will learn the nuances of finding and mitigating malware and gain a deep understanding of the technical methods of malicious code, utilizing specialized malware analysis tools and environments, and enterprise wide mitigation methods.


MPS in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis

The 30 credit online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis addresses the non-technical aspects of the Cybersecurity discipline, such as policy, international relations, risk assessment, ethics, national security vs. personal privacy, and complex organizations. The program provides students with the analytical and communication tools they need to become thought-leaders and decision-makers in the evolving sector of cybersecurity policy-making.

Key Course Examples:

CYB 606 – Cyberspace and Cybersecurity (3 Credits)
Provides a foundational view of cybersecurity, with a high level overview of the technical, operational, ethical, and legal issues associated with the topic.

CYB 665 – Legal Foundations of Information Security and Privacy (3 Credits)
Addresses the principles of privacy relating to non-public personal information and proprietary business or government information, including policy issues; legal, regulatory and business controls; and best practices.

CYB 681 – The Law and Ethics of Cyber Espionage (3 Credits)
Examines laws governing cyber espionage, major known incidents, strategies and motivations, geopolitics, and corporate/industrial espionage. This course will address the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FISA Court, PATRIOT Act and other related laws, entities, organizations and missions.

Cybersecurity Certificates

Utica College offers several undergraduate and graduate Cybersecurity Certificates that provide students with an understanding of the tools and techniques used to actively protect cyberspace systems and networks.

Each certificate is 18 credits and can be completed in as few as 12 months.  The cybersecurity certificates help to prepare students to take advantage of testing for professional certifications, such as CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+.  In addition, these credits seamlessly transfer into an advanced degree at Utica College:

  • Cybersecurity Technologies Certificate
  • Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigation Certificate
  • Cyber Network Defense Certificate
  • Computer Forensics Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Cyber Operations Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Cyber Policy Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations Certificate of Advanced Studies

BS in Criminal Justice

Utica College’s online BS in Criminal Justice 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.

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

BS in Criminal Intelligence Analysis

BS in Criminal Intelligence Analysis

Crime analysts lower the rate of violent crimes — like gun, gang and drug activities — using data-driven strategies to analyze patterns in crime and disorder without ever having to physically chase down a criminal.  In under two years, you’ll learn the data-driven strategies that make you a top-rated crime analyst, in an expert-led curriculum, without having to leave your home or your current job.

You’ll Uncover Criminal Patterns To:

  • Predict and stop criminal activity
  • Guide public policy to permanently reduce crime rates
  • Solve critical cases
  • Improve the use of police resources through strategic-allocation recommendations

You’ll Be Well Prepared to Pursue Crime Analyst Certification

Earning your BS in Criminal Intelligence Analysis at Utica College delivers the education you need to successfully prepare for the Certified Crime Analyst exam in NY. It also builds the foundation in education and work experience you need to become a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst through the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) or a Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst (CICA) through the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts. 

Career Outlook

Career opportunities for graduates are available in the public and private sectors, and jobs are expected to grow by 18 percent by 2024 — faster than the national average. *

Security analysts can earn between $51,280 to more than $143,770 a year
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Multiple National Center of Academic Excellence Designations

Named a National Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Cyber Crime Center and the EC- Council — why would you go anywhere else?

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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