Criminology is one of the most sought after courses in our university in the past year. The increase in students enrolled in the said course is extremely overwhelming. But, even before the sudden increase, Criminology is undoubtedly a popular choice for many upcoming college freshmen.

Primarily, the three government agencies where most criminology graduates apply for are the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). These three agencies are still Criminology graduates’ favorite. It’s not surprising because of the promising pay and benefits that these agencies offer to its members.

Let’s face it, not everyone who takes the Criminology Licensure Examination passed and got their professional license. Nevertheless, here are the career opportunities you can apply for

A Criminology graduate would most often look for jobs in the following Philippine government agencies:

1. Philippine National Police (PNP)
2. Bureau of Jail Management & Penology (BJMP)
3. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)
4. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
If we talk about what Philippine government agencies, Criminology graduates can also work for:
5. Parole & Probation Office (PPO)
6. Bureau of Corrections (BUCOR)
7. Commission on Human Rights (CHR)
8. Bureau of Customs (as customs police)
9. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)
10. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
11. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) (as document examiners and investigators)
12. Department of Finance Investigation Division (DOF)
13. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) (as security and investigation department)
14. Immigration and Deportation Bureau
15. National penitentiary across the country like provincial jails under the provincial governments
16. Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) (as investigators or maritime police)
17. Land Transportation Office (LTO) (as investigators and field inspectors or officers)
18. Department of Labor and Employment (as sheriff)
19. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) (as forest officers or guards)
20. Philippine Coast Guard
21. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)

Your career choices, too, are actually not limited to being a police officer. Here are the other positions your course is best suited for:

Professor, instructor or teacher in Criminology in any state university, college or school duly recognized by the government. You can teach the following subjects:

  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminalistics
  • Correctional Administration
  • Criminal Sociology and allied subjects, and
  • Other technical and specialized subjects in the Criminology curriculum provided by the Commission on Higher Education.

If you want to pursue your career in the field of safety and security, here are the best options for you:

Meanwhile, in the private sector, Criminology graduates usually apply for positions in the security industry such as:

  • Security officers
  • Security guards
  • Private detectives or investigators
  • In-house mall investigators
  • International airlines ground officers and investigators
  • International airport security officers and plainclothes investigators
  • Private commercial bank credit and loan investigators
  • General managers and directors of the private security industry
  • Security chiefs and supervisors in the international industry
  • Commercial airlines ground investigators
  • Forensic ballistics expert
  • Asset Protection Associate
  • Security Manager
  • Loss Prevention Supervisors

If you’re a Criminology student or an aspiring Criminologist, don’t forget to like the Criminology Hub for more information about this field.

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Wannderzel is the product of combining my two first names (Hazel Ann) with the words “wander” and “wonderful”. Wannderzel is a lifestyle blog about the things that tickle my fancy (travel, food, and personal stories)

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