Dean: Francis Jade Marimat
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.
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.