For the Good of the
Public and the Country
“Pro Bono Publico Et Patria”

For the Good of the
Public and the Country
“Pro Bono Publico Et Patria”

For the Good of the
Public and the Country
“Pro Bono Publico Et Patria”

For the Good of the
Public and the Country
“Pro Bono Publico Et Patria”

For the Good of the
Public and the Country
“Pro Bono Publico Et Patria”

College of Criminal Justice

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Criminology is a four-year degree program that studies crime and the various agencies of justice roles as they operate and react to crime, criminals, and victims.

The Criminology program aims to provide the community with professionally competent and morally upright graduates who can deliver efficient and effective services in crime prevention, detection, and investigation, law enforcement, public safety, custody and rehabilitation of offenders, criminological research, among others.

Graduates of the program possess the required knowledge, skills, attitude, and values necessary to address the problems of criminality in the country. They match the character and competence to meet the global challenges in criminal justice.

The B.S. in Criminology program is a Level II Re-accredited Program awarded by the Philippine Assosciation of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). The program is handled by faculty members who are industry practitioners and academic experts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, all of which have completed aligned post-graduate degrees and continuously undergo training worldwide. Students use PCCR’s library and forensic laboratories learning resources, the most extensive among all higher education institutions offering the Criminology program in the Philippines.

PCCR has consistently been recognized as a top-performing institution in the Professional Regulation Commission’s Criminologists’ Licensure Examination, with its graduates often clinching multiple spots among the top 10 board takers.

With a degree in Criminology, students are on track on achieving their dream to become a:

  • Lawyer
  • Police Officer
  • Jail Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Fire Officer
  • Criminal Intelligence Investigator
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Criminal Laboratory Examiner
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Fingerprint Examiner
  • Ballistician
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Signature Verifier
  • Air Marshall
  • Sea Marshall
  • Environmental Protection Officer
  • Data Scientist
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Security Consultant
  • Personal Protection Agent
  • Security Specialist
  • Private Detective
  • Researcher
  • Academician

Program Goals

Pursuant to the Commission on Higher Education Memo No. 5, Series of 2018, the BS Criminology program aims to:

  1. To encourage research and inquiry on the nature, causes, treatment, or punishment of criminal behavior and how criminal justice agencies function and respond to crime, criminals, and victims.
  2. To prepare students for careers in crime prevention, law enforcement, scientific crime detection, correctional administration, public safety, and allied fields.
  3. To foster the values of leadership, integrity, accountability, and responsibility while serving their fellowmen, community, and the country.

Curriculum

In your first year of study in the Bachelor of Science in Criminology program, you will study General Education courses in Psychology, History, Mathematics, Communication, Art, Science, Technology, and Society, Ethics, Filipino, Philippine Literature, and Computer Application. Introductory subjects in the Criminology and Criminal Law and Jurisprudence series will be taken up. Required units in Physical Education, which includes Martial Arts and Arnis, and National Service Training Program, are included. To prepare you for the Criminology Licensure Examination, the first of the three-part Criminology Enhancement Course is available.

The second year of your Criminology studies have you complete a few more General Education courses, specifically in General Chemistry and Filipino. Required units in Physical Education, (First Aid and Water Safety and Marksmanship), National Service Training Program, and Rizal Studies will be taken up. A broader scope in Criminological studies (Theories of Crime Causation), introductory courses in Law Enforcement and Administration (Organization and Administration, Comparative Models in Policing, and Industrial Security Concepts), Crime Detection and Investigation (Fundamental and Specialized Crime Detection and Investigation), and Forensics (Forensic Photography, Identification Techniques, and Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology) will be offered. The first of the two-part Character Formation course will be tackled, as well as the second of the three-part Criminology Enhancement Course.

The third year of the Criminology program would prepare you for more in-depth courses in Criminal Law and Jurisprudence (Human Rights Education, and Criminal Law Books 1 and 2); Criminology (Human Behavior and Victimonology, Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards, and Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice); Forensics (Questioned Documents Examination and Lie Detection Techniques); Law Enforcement and Administration (Law Enforcement Operations and Planning); and Crime Detection and Investigation (the second part of the Specialized Crime Investigation, Traffic Management and Accident Investigation, Technical Report Writing, and Fire Protection and Arson Investigation). Two of the three-part Corrections Administration courses (Institutional and Non-Institutional Corrections) will be introduced as well. The second of the two-part Character Formation course will be discussed, as well as the last of the three-part Criminology Enhancement Course.

As you complete the four-year Criminology program, the remaining courses in the different areas will be as follows: Therapeutic Modalities, for Corrections Administration; Vice and Drug Education and Control, Legal Forms, and Cybercrime and Environmental Protection, for Crime Detection and Investigation; Evidence and Criminal procedure and Court Testimony, for Criminal Law and Jurisprudence; Dispute Resolution and Crises Management for Criminology; and Forensic Ballistics, for Forensics. And to wrap up your Criminology study, you will take up your thesis subjects (Criminological Research 1 and 2); internship (OJT 1 & 2); and, for preparation for the Criminology Licensure Exam, a Mock Board Course.

For Freshmen:

  1. Form 137 (Transcript of Records)
  2. Form 138 (Report Card)
  3. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  4. Birth Certificate (issued by PSA)
  5. Two (2) 2×2 ID picture with a white background
  6. If applicable, Alternative Learning System (ALS) Certificate of Completion

For Transferees:

  1. Form 137 (Transcript of Records)
  2. Certificate of Honorable Dismissal from the last school attended
  3. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  4. Birth Certificate (issued by PSA)
  5. Two (2) 2×2 ID picture with a white background

Message from the Dean

Bachelor of Science in Criminology, under the newly-formed College of Criminal Justice, is undeniably the most sought-after academic program in the institution. Being the pioneer school for scientific crime detection and police science education in the Philippines, we are proud to note that the most respected personalities in crime prevention and law enforcement started their training in PCCR.

A meaningful quote says: “Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come!

Here at PCCR, our primary goal is not just to help you achieve your college diploma but also to take care of your transformation. So that someday, you become an agent of change that displays competence, integrity, righteousness, justice, discipline, and manifests the spirit of servant leadership. We wish you to become an asset to our country and your own family. Come and stay with us. Together we can do great things and make your future brighter. Your “what will be” will not only empower you to let go of your “what was” but it will also encourage you to accept your “what is”.

Here at PCCR, we have competent faculty members who are not just experts but also have the heart of parenthood to guide you in your academic journey. We have advanced laboratory resources to expose your skills in crime detections and solutions. We have responsive and quality instruction deliveries that guarantee to shape your knowledge, skills, and attitude. We have proven programs to help you hurdle licensure examinations and other government examinations.

As your newly-appointed dean, I humbly believe that God can bless us to produce more topnotchers and so be one of them. In His guidance, PCCR will be one of the centers of excellence in the years to come. To God be the glory.

Dr. Victor Delos SantosDean of Criminal Justice