College of Criminology

The BS Criminology program of Wesleyan University-Philippines (WUP) started in 1999 under the aegis of the College of Arts and Sciences. In the following year, a separate College of Criminology was established by virtue of Board of Trustees (BOT) Resolution No. 24 dated August 26, 1999. The program was given government recognition in 2004 (Government Certificate No. HER-010, s. 2004) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The B.S. Criminology program of WUP also enjoys recognition by professional organizations like Professional Criminologists Association of the Philippines (PCAP) and Philippine Educators Association for Criminology Education (PEACE).

The College of Criminology, formerly housed in the Computer Science Building, started operating in June 2000 with an initial enrollment of 133 students. In School Year 2008-2009, it was renamed as the College of Criminal Justice Education in accordance with the provision of CHED Memorandum Order No. 21, s. 2005.

At present, the College of Criminal Justice Education, located at the 3rd and 4th floors of the Administration Building, is proud of its state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and is first and only school to have acquired the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). It is also proud of its air-conditioned classrooms, laboratories and offices.

In June 2006, WUP-CCJE was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for being one of the Top Performing Schools by the Professional Regulations Commission and the Board of Criminology.

The B.S. Criminology program underwent a preliminary visit in 2013 and a formal accreditation visit in 2014 by the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI). As a result, it was granted Level I Accredited status from May 2014 to May 2017. Prior to that, the CCJE was Level 1 accredited by PACUCOA before it shifted to ACSCU-AAI in 2013.

Raymond R. Tabajonda, a graduate of the B.S Criminology program, was the top 3 in the May 2007 Licensure Examination for Criminologists. Analiza C. Angala, a 2006 Graduate, landed top 7 in the May 2006 Licensure Examination for Criminologists, and Suzane C. Gutierez landed top 11 in the October 2013 Licensure Examination for Criminologists.