College of Criminology



The College of Criminology was founded based on the policy and guidelines envisioned by Iloilo Doctors’ College. The significant educational institution actively and continually was involved in turning out graduates who will lead the nation in addressing the vital demands, problems of crime control and meeting the demands for global competitiveness.

In September 9, 1997, Dr. Telesforo M. Limbaga, school administration applied for an initial permit addressed to Dr. Tomas P. Parreño, OIC Higher Education Regional Office No. VI Commission on Higher Education to open and operate Bachelor of Science in Criminology for the first semester school year 1998-1999.

The College started with only six (6) students officially enrolled for the 1st semester 1998-1999 under the supervision of Mr. Carlito Magbanua, MSCrim, as Dean of the College of Criminology with the College of Criminology still under the Arts and Sciences Department.

The evaluation of Criminology Education Program was conducted in coordination with the school President, Dr. Rolando R. Padilla, dated March 5, 1999. The College of Criminology them had a weighted score of 100% signed by Dr. Enrique R. Grecia, Education Program Specialist CHED-HERO VI.

In 2002, the first batch of the College of Criminology graduated and took the board examination on the same year with 50% passing percentage. Succeeding results of board examination was recorded as above national passing percentage. In May 2007, Rommel Rodillado placed 19th out of more than 6,000 examinees in the Criminologist Board Examination.

In May 15, 2003, the college granted Government Recognition No. 010, Series of 2003 to conduct and operate the Bachelor of Science in Criminology IV course, effective CY 2002-2003 signed by Commission Dr. Enrique P. Grecia. In the same year, the College of Criminology separated from the College of Arts and Sciences with new office and department based at Dentistry Campus.

In 2005, Memorandum order No. 21 series of 2005 was implemented wherein the Criminology education Program was amended in accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act No. 7722 otherwise known as “Higher Education Act of 1994” that there shall be a rationalized Criminal Justice Education (CJE) in the country that shall include among other degree programs, in order to meet the demands of globalization as it impacts on the rapidly changing and interdisciplinary fields of Criminal Justice.

Now, Marianita Baysa – Acuña, RC, MSCrim is the current dean of the College of Criminal Justice of Iloilo Doctors’ College.

Program Objectives

1. To provide instruction, training and guided experience from which students
a. learn the basic knowledge and acquire the skills essential to the practice of
b. Criminology.

2. To provide students with a broad background and understanding of
a. constitutional guarantees and due process requirements of law, in so far as
b. these affect the total administration of justice.

3. To foster higher concepts of citizenship, accountability and leadership and one’s moral and legal responsibilities to his fellowmen, community and country.

4. To inspire and instill in the students the value of service to humanity.

5. To encourage research and inquiry along the fields of Criminology and criminal justice.

Course Offered:
4 year – Bachelor of Science in Criminology