College of Criminal Justice - Curriculum Description



The field of Criminology is a study of crime and the various agencies of justice as they operate and react to crime, criminals and victims.


The program aims to:

  1. Foster the values of leadership, integrity, accountability and responsibility while serving their fellowmen, community and country;
  2. Prepare the students for careers in crime prevention, law enforcement, scientific crime detection and correctional administration;
  3. Encourage research and inquiry on the nature, causes, treatment or punishment of criminal behavior and how criminal justice agencies respond to crime, criminals and victims.



The B.S. Criminology has a total of 191 units and takes 4 years to complete. The program is comprised of the General Education components, professional courses and practicum (On-the-Job Training and/or Community Immersion).

B.S. Criminology students will undergo internship or on-the-job training and community immersion for one (1) semester on the fourth year of the program.

A graduate of B.S. Criminology needs to pass the Criminologists Licensure Examination in order to practice as a criminologist in the Philippines. The examination is given by the Board of Criminology under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).


  • Sociology of Crimes and Ethics
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Crime Detection and Investigation
  • Criminalistics
    • Ballistics
    • Polygraph
    • Dactyloscopy
    • Questioned Document
    • Police Photography
  • Criminal Law and Jurisprudence
  • Correctional Administration


Graduates of Criminology will have the following career opportunities in:

  • Social Worker
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Probation Officer
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Investigator
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Fingerprint Examiner
  • Questioned Document Examiner / Verifier
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Security Officer / Consultant / Training Officer



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