B.S. Criminology

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GR NO. 17, S.2010


Scope and Coverage:


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. It is therefore the mission of the CRIMINOLOGY PROGRAM to provide the community with professionally competent and morally upright graduates who can deliver efficient and effective services in crime prevention, crime detection and investigation, law enforcement, and custody and rehabilitation of offenders, among others.

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering the Criminology program are envisioned as significant educational institutions which are actively and continually involved in producing graduates who have the knowledge and skills in addressing the problem of criminality in the country, and the competence to meet the challenge of globalization in the field of Criminology.


Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Criminology has a total of 165 units. The Program is comprised of the General Education Components, Professional Courses and, Practicum (On–the–Job Training/Community Immersion). The General Education Courses are in accordance with the requirements of CHED Memorandum Order No. 59, series of 1996 – The New General Education Curriculum (GEC). There must be professional courses with a total of 104 credit units. A one semester, 540 hours Practicum 1 & 2/ Community Immersion with 6 credit units is a requirement wherein the students are assigned to different areas of the community. The unique feature of the program is the student’s contribution to “police visibility”.


Program Objectives:

The program aims to:

  1. foster the values of leadership, integrity, accountability and responsibility among students 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.


Major Field of Study:

  • Sociology of Crimes and Ethics
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Crime Detection and Investigation
  • Criminalistics
  • Criminal Law and Jurisprudence
  • Correctional Administration
  • Practicum 1 and 2



The graduates of Bachelor of Science in Criminology must possess the followin
g competencies:

  1. Broad cultural background and thorough knowledge and understanding of constitutional guarantees;
  2. Knowledge, skills, attitudes and values essential to the practice of Criminology in the fields of Criminalistics, Law Enforcement Administration , Criminal Sociology, Criminal Law and Procedure, Correctional Administration, Ethics and Community Relations and, Defensive Tactics.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of crime problems including causal theories and the implications of crime statistics.
  4. Adequate knowledge of the organization and operation of law enforcement agencies and how it forms as part of the Criminal Justice System.
  5. Scientific knowledge and skills to investigate, analyze and preserve physical evidence relating to the commission of crime as well as identify and present the same in court.
  6. Adequate proficiency and technical knowledge in the fields of Criminalistics such as: Police Photography, Dactyloscopy, Questioned Documents Examination, Polygraphy, Ballistics, Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology; and
  7. Knowledge and understanding of elements of crimes as provided under existing laws, including the imposable penalties and principles of criminal evidence.


Career Opportunities:

A graduate of B.S. Criminology is prepared for careers in crime prevention, law enforcement, scientific crime detection, and correctional administration.


Law Enforcement

As a member of the:

  1. Philippine National Police
  2. Bureau of Fire Protection
  3. National Bureau of Investigation
  4. Philippine Air Force
  5. Philippine Army
  6. Philippine Navy
  7. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
  8. Air and Sea Ports Officers


Scientific Crime Detection

  1. Fire Arm Examiner
  2. Questioned Document Examiner
  3. Finger Print Examiner
  4. Photographer
  5. Polygraph Examiner
  6. PNP Non-uniformed Personnel


Correctional Administration

  1. Jail Officer – Bureau of Jail Management & Penology
  2. Provincial Guard
  3. Bureau of Corrections Officer
  4. Parole and Probation Officer



  1. Academe
  2. Criminology Instructor
  3. Signature Verifier in a Bank
  4. Private Practitioner