College of Criminology Education
Crime and criminals are an infinite wellspring of ideas in mass media. Movies, TV sitcoms, and even cartoons feature crime investigations, gangsters, and terrorists. Yet in reality, crime is a grave concern.
Isn’t it more desirable if our streets are safe and crime-free? Yet how can we achieve that goal? Criminology, the study of crime, seeks to answer that question.
The College of Criminology currently ranks no. 2 in the number of total enrollments in the University. The college boasts of faculty members who are active and retired officers of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, and National Police Commission.
The College of Criminology houses an industry-based crime laboratory which utilizes modern scientific equipment and technology such as the Bullet Comparison Microscope, Polygraph Machine (Lie Detector Machine), Finger Print Comparator and kits and Questioned Document Kit to give students a thorough understanding of forensic exams, technical support, and expert witness testimony. The college also maintains a fully equipped Defensive Tactics Gym and a Target Range to further train students to become competent protectors and defenders of society.
Brief History of the College of Criminology
The College of Criminology started to operate on October 2002 when the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted UPHSD-Calamba the temporary permit to operate. On June 10, 2005, CHED granted the Government Recognition for Bachelor of Science in Criminology. Dean Col. Antonio A. Rodriguez was the first Dean of College of Criminology heading an initial number of 27 students for the 1st batch. On October 2006, the college posted an overall 100% passing rate in the Licensure Examination for Criminologists given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). Since then, the UPHSD College of Criminology has consistently posted higher averages than the national passing rates in the criminology board examinations.
The main concern of the College of Criminology is to provide the law enforcement agencies of the country with highly qualified, efficient, and competent peace keepers and officers of the law.
The main concern of the College of Criminology is to avail the law enforcement agencies of the country, with highly qualified, efficient and competent peace keepers and officers of the law.
At the end of the course, Criminology students must have developed techniques, skills, knowledge, competencies and attitude in:
Graduate of the course can be:
The nucleus teaching force is manned by active and retired officers of PNP, BJMP, BFP and NAPOLCOM.