College of Criminology

Our responsibility as parents and teachers is primarily aimed to produce responsible citizens who will contribute a positive change in their own respective communities.  – Dr. Esther B. Vedaña


Since its inception in 1976, the College of Criminology has been one of the Philippines’ top producers of responsible citizens whose lives are heavily focused on our nation’s security, peace and order.

As the home of would-be lawyers, judges, court employees, policemen, investigators, traffic enforcers and security personnel, the college has three (3) programs – Associate in Criminology (2 years), Bachelor of Science in Criminology (4 years) and Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP).

These programs substantially guide students in understanding general areas of crime, criminal behavior, public safety – prevention, the criminal justice system, mechanisms of social control and their relationship to society. All of which are solidly placed in a wide range of subjects as enumerated in the college’s 21st century curriculum.

Working with the best teachers in the field of criminology, the University of Luzon has prepared modern technical tools and practical approach for its learners by setting up major instructional facilities such as the Criminalistics Laboratory, Crime Scene Room, Criminal Investigation and Moot Room and Photography Room, all complete with study aids and manual tutorials.

The college, which is rich in historic achievements, is also famous for its outstanding results in the process of handling its students during their “On-the-Job Training & Community Immersion” – a real life experience that allows learners explore, work and learn from the fields of criminal justice.

In 1995, the UL established the college’s Criminology Review Center which eventually became the cradle of topnotchers. In fact, this legacy is consistently sustained by the school with an almost 100% passing rate since it started.

“We are proud to say that our school has its own review center for this has helped us produce numerous top notchers in the Criminology Licensure Examination, NAPOLCOM Examinations and Civil Service Exams,” said Dr. Esther B. Vedaña, the college’s dean since 1994 up to present.

Banking on the honor as the country’s first Center of Excellence in Criminal Justice Education since 2008, the college pursues its objectives through collaborative efforts with the general management, meaningful interactions with its students, community work extensions (local and national government) and non-stop innovations of methodologies and instructional materials.

Also, the college can boast of its LEVEL IV accreditation being the only one awarded by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) from 2009 up to present. PACUCOA is a private accreditation agency which formally recognizes educational institutions that maintain excellent learning standards.

The UL’s College of Criminology understands that we live in a time of sweeping change. And that’s why its programs are directed to the young people’s full development so that he/she can create a positive impact for today and tomorrow’s evolving crime complexities.