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Honing high-caliber criminologists and principled law enforcers, while inculcating the spirit of nationalism, accountability, and justice.


The College envisions itself as an organizational asset of the University as well as a center of excellence for criminology that is actively and continually involved in producing globally competitive, socially responsible and morally upright graduates.



The College aims to be a leader in criminology education in the region and the country, and an organizational asset of Urdaneta City University that provides the community with graduates who can deliver efficient and effective services in crime prevention, crime detection and investigation, law enforcement, and custody and rehabilitation of offenders.



To provide the community with globally competitive, socially responsible and morally upright graduates for the attainment of national development goals and enrichment of the Filipino historical and cultural heritage.




Foster the values of leadership, integrity, and accountability among students while serving their fellowmen, community and country;

Prepare the students for careers in crime prevention, law enforcement, scientific crime detection and correctional administration;

Encourage research and inquiry on the nature, causes and treatment or punishment of criminal behavior and how criminal justice agencies respond to crime, criminals and victims;

Equip students with broad cultural background and thorough knowledge and understanding of constitutional guarantees;

Develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values essential to the practice of Criminology in the fields of criminalistics, law enforcement administration, criminal sociology, criminal law and procedure, correctional administration, ethics and community relations and defensive tactics;

Enhance their knowledge and understanding of crime problems including causal theories and have implications of crime statistics;

Equip them with scientific knowledge and skills to investigate, analyze and preserve physical evidence relating to the commission of crime as well as identify and present the same in court;

Provide them with adequate proficiency and technical knowledge in the fields of Criminalistics such as: Police Photography, Dactyloscopy, Questioned Documents Examination, Polygraphy, Ballistics, Forensic Science and Toxicology; and

Boost their knowledge and understanding of elements of crimes as provided under existing laws, including the impassable penalties and principles of criminal evidence.



The College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) is a premier academic hub in the North that produces a new generation of criminologists who are highly principled and grounded by the value of justice and discipline. CCJE offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminology, a 4-year degree program intended for individuals who want to have a career in the fields of law enforcement, security administration, crime detection, prevention, and correctional administration.


The College of Criminology (now CCJE) opened its first semester in 2007-2008 with sixty (60) students having two instructors teaching major subjects, namely Mr. Leo Bustria and Mr. Joseph Miranda, with Mr. John Aristotle B. Montero as the Program Head of the college. In the second semester of the academic year 2008-2009, the stewardship of the college was given to Dr. Aureo A. Suarez, upon the recommendation of the Commission on Higher Education that the program must be administered by a full-time dean who has a Doctor’s degree in criminology or allied courses. With the said compliance with the recommendations of CHED Region 1, CCJE was given a temporary permit to operate Levels 1 and 2 in the year 2009. December 2010, the CHED granted the college a certificate of Government Recognition (GR) to operate the Bachelor of Science in Criminology program.


To further strengthen the quality of instruction, the college launched the retention policy in 2011, resulting in an 85.71 % overall passing percentage. The college applied for accreditation administered by the Association of Local Colleges and Universities - Commission on Accreditation (ALCU-COA) and received the level-II status in May 2013. In October 2018, the college underwent reevaluation and was accredited with level-III by the ALCU-COA.


The academic year 2017-2018 was a breakthrough for the college. CCJE has produced four regional top-notchers in the Criminology Board Examination, as released by the Professional Regulation Commission Region 1 on December 15, 2017. These significant results made UCU-CCJE the second top-performing school in Region 1 in the same year.


Programs Offered


Bachelor of Science in Criminology  (CHEDRO1 Order No. 14, s. 2021 with approved curriculum)


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