Opened in SY 2000-2001, the College of Criminology (now known as the College of Criminal Justice), envisions to be the premier provider of highly qualified criminal justice practitioners in the country. It aims to develop professionally competent, responsible, honorable, morally upright, and globally competitive graduates who have the passion for excellence in the field of criminal justice administration.
Today, students of the College of Criminal Justice reap the full benefits from OLFU’s world-class learning platforms and resources which are paired with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories—all delivered by a competent teaching faculty through a masterful mix of learning modalities: online, distance or, when health conditions permit, face-to-face learning.
It is also noteworthy that OLFU is one among a few select schools to be granted the Certificate of Authority by the CHEd, allowing it to conduct limited face-to-face classes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; a testament to the University’s established and effective community safety protocols.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINOLOGY
The field of criminology is the study of crime and the various agencies of justice as they operate and react to crime, criminals and victims. Hence, its mission is to provide the community with professionally competent and morally upright graduates who can deliver efficient and effective services in crime prevention, crime detection and investigation, law enforcement, public safety, custody and rehabilitation of offenders, and criminological research, among others.
Uniformed Services such as PNP, BJMP, BFP, AFP, BUCOR, and PCG
Special Law Enforcement Agencies including NBI, PDEA, BOC, BOI and the like
Government and Private Security Agencies/Forces such as Security Officer, Private Investigator and In-House Detective
Forensic Laboratories as Criminalist and Laboratory Assistant
Academe as Instructor of Criminology and Forensic Science Courses
BACHELOR OF FORENSIC SCIENCE
The Bachelor of Forensic Science is a four-year, non-board degree program that prepares the graduate for careers in scientific crime detection, law enforcement, forensic science education, and research/evaluation of forensic evidence in the courts. Moreover, this program is also preparatory for the study of Law and Medicine, and for further forensic science specialization.
Scientific crime investigation
Forensic science education
Foreign or international agencies e.g. United Nations (Department for Peacekeeping Forces) and European Union
Research/analysis/evaluation of forensic evidence in courts of law