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There are many fantastic ways to serve your country and one of them is to join a force that protects the people of the Philippines. The College of Criminology is full of life-changing opportunities that will take you from cadet to successful personnel, whether you’re looking to join the National Police, Coast Guard, or another noble agency. The coursework you’ll study is full of fascinating content, including fingerprint identification and evidence analysis. But becoming a cadet requires discipline in both mind and body, so ask yourself, do you have what it takes?

In our extensive program, you become an asset to our nation fully equipped in mind, body, and heart. We emphasize application of emotional intelligence in any given situation, which also requires being up to date with the times. It means being compassionate and confident even when making tough calls. Our aptitude courses strengthen our cadets in multiple dynamic fashions to keep them on their toes. Throughout the academic school year, there are many exciting events to promote teamwork and sharpen one's leadership skills. From ROTC to special investigation classes, we guarantee a worthwhile time at FU as you pursue an invaluable degree in criminology that will take you far, further than you can dream. 

Professional Courses

Introduction to Philippine Criminal Justice System

A course on the study of formal and informal components of the Criminal Justice System of the Philippines. 

Human Rights Education

Learn about the relations of Human Rights, freedom, the government and its power to make laws, the roles of state actors and non-state actors on human rights, and more.

Criminal Law

Explore the principles of law and criminal law, the criminological theories of criminal law, relevant provisions of the Revised Penal Code, and related jurisprudence.


Learn the most recent rules on evidence, its presentation, admissibility, weight and sufficiency of evidence. 

Criminal Procedure & Court Testimony

Explore the provisions of Criminal Procedure and Court Testimony as provided in the Rules of Court, Issuances, and memorandum of the Supreme Court. 

Major Courses

Introduction to Criminology

A course on the basic understanding of criminal theory and its development, its application to the etiology of crime, and its use in understanding human, criminal, and deviant behavior. 

Law Enforcement Organization & Administration

An introduction to the fundamentals of organizations, management and administration, laws governing the organization of law enforcement and public safety agencies, and their respective legal mandate and functions. 

Theories of Crime Causation

A course on the theoretical perspective of crime causation committed by individuals and institutions, providing a wide array of theories from all dimensions and aspects of the person, society, and institutions. 

Character Formation I (Nationalism & Patriotism)

Discover the principles and philosophy of nationalism and patriotism, the Philippine Constitution, the Philippine flag, and the character, values, culture, heritage, history, and identity of Filipinos as a people. 

Juvenile Delinquency & Juvenile Justice System

Explore the etiology of delinquency, its theories, deviant behaviors, factors that cause them, and the measures for deterrence and control of teenage crime. 

Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation & Intelligence

Learn the basic principles on relevant laws, constitutional rights, and new rules on evidence and criminal procedure in relation to investigations. 

Law Enforcement Operations & Planning with Crime Mapping

Learn the fundamental concepts of planning as a leadership role and the operations of selected law enforcement and public safety agencies. 

Comparative Models in Policing

An overview of the different policing systems in other countries, including their strategies on crime prevention and crime investigation. 

Forensic Photography

An overview of the historical development, principles, and processes of photography in relation to law enforcement and criminal justice. 

Technical English I (Investigative Report Writing & Presentation)

Study the concept of application of the appropriate report writing, office memorandum, and correspondence. 

Introduction to Industrial Security Concepts

An overview of the development of security industries and their theories, concepts, and principles of security. 

Technical English II (Legal Forms)

A course on the different legal forms or legal documents used by various agencies of the government, including judicial and quasi-judicial bodies and private institutions. 

Forensic Chemistry & Toxicology

Learn the major disciplines of forensic chemistry and toxicology with examples to demonstrate their specific contributions to identification, collection, preservation, investigation, presentation, and analysis. 

Professional Conduct & Ethical Standards

Learn the professional conduct and ethical standards of professionals and criminologists in the practice of their profession and field of specialization. 

Dispute Resolution & Crises/Incidents Management

Study the different mechanisms in dealing and resolving conflicts/disputes, including the art of intervention through mediation and reconciliation between stakeholders and agencies.

Lie Detection Techniques

Discover the different methods and techniques in lie detection by learning its anatomy, its types, and various theories. 

Specialized Crime Investigation I with Legal Medicine

An overview of modern techniques in the investigation of crimes involving crimes against persons and other related offenses through medical science, such as physical injuries, death, abortion, infanticide, burn, and poisoning. 

Human Behavior & Victimology

Explore human behavior with an emphasis on its development and abnormal behavior, including strategies and approaches in handling different kinds of abnormal behavior in relation to law enforcement and proceedings. 

Character Formation II (Leadership, Decision Making, Management, & Administration

Understand the importance of personal values, characteristics, and goals, including normative foundations of leading. 

Vice and Drug Education and Control

Explore the different kinds of human vices and different types of drugs from sociological, psychological, and physiological perspectives. 

Institutional Corrections

A course on the philosophy, theory, and principles of penology, the institutional relationship to criminology, and criminal justice. 

Forensic Ballistics

Learn the fundamentals of branches of ballistics, classification of firearms, classes of bullet and cartridge cases, sources and origins of gunpowder, and primer. 

Specialized Crime Investigation II (Interrogation & Interview)

A course emphasizing Constitutional Rights of persons arrested, placed under investigation, and search and seizure with simulations on the difference between various crimes. 

Questioned Document Examination

A course covering the basic concepts and principles of questioned documents examination, particularly with handwriting identification, forgery, typewriting identification, alteration of documents, and counterfeiting. 

Traffic Management & Accident Investigation with Driving

Explore the processes of traffic management, the agencies regulating transportation, and the traffic facilities and control devices. 

Non-Institutional Corrections

A focus on the different forms of non-institutional correction/community based corrections/non-confinement corrections. 

Introduction to Cybercrime, Environmental Laws, & Protection

An overview of cybercrime and its environment, overviewing the ecosystem, biodiversity, and its relation to human survival and sustainable development. 

Fire Technology & Arson Investigation

A course on the creation of the Bureau of Fire Protection, its mandate, powers, and functions as well as the behavior, characteristics, and chemistry of fire. 

Therapeutic Modalities

Learn the different therapeutic modalities, treatment models, treatment programs, and or policy intervention for both institutional and non-institutional corrections. 

Personal Identification Techniques

Discover the different methods to personal identification as an aid to crime detection, investigation, information, and as evidence for prosecution of an offense or felony. 

Criminological Research I (Research Methods with Applied Statistics)

Focus on how writing research papers are done with applicable statistical tools, different parts of the thesis, their interplay, and the governing rules in writing a technical paper. 

Criminological Research II (Thesis Writing & Presentation)

Discover how presentations, demonstrations, proposals, and defenses of a research study are conducted. 

Criminology Enhancement Course (Review)

Discover how presentations, demonstrations, proposals, and defenses of a research study are conducted. 

Physical Education Courses

Physical Education I (Fundamentals of Martial Arts) 

Intensive training on defensive tactics to prepare mentally and physically for police work; learn how to deal with law violators without firearms as peace officers.

Physical Education II (Arnis & Disarming Techniques)

Study the practice of martial arts as a means of self-defense for a law enforcement officer, emphasizing physical  conditioning, unarmed defense tactics, offensive and defensive procedures, pistol disarming, and defense against knife and club attacks. 

Physical Education III (First Aid & Water Survival)

A course revolving around the basic principles of first aid in emergencies, application of artificial respiration, first aid with injuries, immobilization, and transferring victims to safe spaces; learn how to swim and perform rescue operations. 

Physical Education IV (Fundamentals of Marksmanship)

A course on firearms and their characteristics and functions, including handguns and rifles. 

Institutional Courses

Aptitude Training I

Aptitude Training II

Aptitude Training III

Aptitude Training IV

Aptitude Training V

Aptitude Training VI

Internship Opportunities

Philippine National Police

Bureau of Fire Protection

Traffic Management Office

Negros Oriental Rehabilitation & Detention Center


What can I do with a criminology degree?

-There are numerous agencies that FU graduates from the College of Criminology can apply for upon graduation. We have several alumni in the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management & Penology, Bureau of Corrections, and more. Criminology graduates can also pursue a career in academe in which they continue research while teaching criminology students various topics. 

Are their opportunities to gain hands on experience in the field?

-Yes! We currently have partnerships with the Philippine National Police, the Bureau of Fire Protection, the Traffic Management Office, and the Negros Oriental Rehabilitation & Detention Center so you can advance the skills we develop in the classroom to the next level. We want you to feel more than prepared for whichever role you take after graduation and these opportunities will grant you the confidence you need.

How do I know if criminology is right for me?

-Criminology is a demanding field that requires a sharp mind capable of adapting on the fly. It also requires a great deal of emotional intelligence, stamina, and communication skills. If serving your community speaks to you, no matter the level of danger or dedication, then we recommend you consider pursuing a degree in criminology at FU. We'll get you more than prepared for whichever agency you would like to apply for, whether it's the Fire Bureau or Philippine National Police or much more. 

What is the difference between criminology and criminal justice? 

-Criminology refers to the study of crime whereas criminal justice involves the legal system that addresses the consequences of a crime. Criminology often requires an interest in the psychological and socioeconomic factors that lead people to committing crimes whereas criminal justice entails positions from local to national government sectors on how to address misdemeanors, felonies, etc. 

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