Bachelor of Science in Criminology in the Philippines

BS Crim

The Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BS Crim) is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that is mainly concerned with the nature of crimes and criminals. Taking up this course will help you understand what is crime, how do crimes occur, and what makes people more likely to commit a crime or be a victim of it.

It will also teach you how the justice system works, how alleged and convicted criminals should be handled, and the methods that can be used to reform them.

Some examples of the courses that you may take while enrolled in the program are:

  • Introduction to Criminology and Psychology of Crimes
  • Philippine Criminal Justice System
  • Ethics and Values
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Crime Prevention
  • Human Behavior and Crisis Management
  • Police Organization & Administration with Police Planning
  • Industrial Security Management
  • Police Patrol Operations
  • Criminological Research and Statistics
  • Police Intelligence
  • Special Crime Investigation
  • Organized Crime Investigation
  • Personal Identification
  • Forensic Ballistics
  • Questioned Documents Examination
  • Polygraphy
  • Legal Medicine
  • Criminal Law
  • Correctional Administration
  • Fundamentals of Martial Arts
  • Disarming Techniques
  • Marksmanship and Combat Shooting
  • Police Patrol Operations with Police Communications Systems
  • Police Intelligence
  • Police Personnel and Records Management
  • Comparative Police Systems
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
  • Traffic Management and Accident Investigation
  • Drug Education and Vice Control
  • Fire Technology and Arson Investigation

In addition to taking the courses mentioned above, your school may also arrange a minimum of 540 hours of  On-the-Job training at police agencies, correctional institutions, penal institutions and reformatories.


Qualified graduates of the BS Criminology program can hold any of the following positions:

  • Law Enforcer
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Correctional Officer
  • Security Consultant
  • Firefighter


Passing the Licensure Examination for Criminologists is one of the requirements in seeking employment in the criminology and law enforcement industry. Please check the official website of the Professional Regulatory Commission for more information.

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    • Hi Edzs,

      Please contact the school you’d like to enroll at for their tuition fee and age limit, if any.

  1. It is possible that i can take an online course for criminology even if i already finished my study?7 years that i didnt practice it,just like a review..thanks!

    • Hi, Melvie!

      There are some open universities that offer BS Criminology as well as Criminology-related refresher courses in the Philippines. A quick scan of Google search results will turn up a few options.