Faculty of Security Science
The Faculty of Security Science was established on 6 March 2017. It is the legal successor to the Junior College of Interior and the College of Interior of the Republic of Srpska. It was established by transforming the College of Interior into a full member of the University of Banja Luka. The Junior College of Interior in Banja Luka was established by a Decision of the Government of the Republic of Srpska on 1 July 1995, aiming to educate staff for law enforcement agencies and to carry out related tasks from the area of intelligence and security, customs, inspection, protection etc. To address the needs for highly educated staff and further professional training, on 23 July 2002, the Government of the Republic of Srpska adopted a Decision on transforming the Junior College into the College of Interior. Since higher education is a process in tune with the economic, technical and scientific development of society, the need arose for education of future workers in law enforcement to rise to a higher level, to be separated from the Ministry of the Interior and adapted to modern-day security challenges. An agreement on the mutual rights and obligations was concluded on 22 July 2011 between the University of Banja Luka and the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Srpska, making the College an associate member of the University of Banja Luka. A Decision of the Senate of the University of Banja Luka granted approval for the College to be the parent institution for the scientific discipline of Security and Criminology, i.e. for the following scientific fields: Security Science, Security and Protection, Special Physical Education, Police Organization and Tasks, Criminology Tactics, Methods and Operations, and Forensic Science.
A Decision of the Government of the Republic of Srpska dated 6 March 2017 transformed the College of Interior into the Faculty of Security Science.
In accordance with the contemporary demands of the rising security challenges, the Faculty of Security Science is a hub for gathering scientific ideas and acting in the best interest and safety of the citizens of the Republic of Srpska. In teaching and other activities, the Faculty upholds the general principles of the European education system, especially the principle of academic liberties, increasing the efficiency and substance of the educational process through monitoring the objective needs of the society, public and private sector, encouraging all forms of cooperation and improving communication, strengthening the sense of professional and patriotic solidarity, the principles of equality and ethics in everyday work.
The students have been provided with modern education in the field of general, legal, security, forensic and police sciences, to gain competences for carrying out complex tasks in all law enforcement bodies in the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As for staff exchange, student internship and visiting lecturers, the Faculty actively cooperates with the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies in Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies in Belgrade, the Moscow Region State University, and is planning to develop cooperation with the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.
The Faculty is offering classes at the study programme of Security and Criminology (240 ECTS), awarding the degrees of: Bachelor of Law in Security and Criminology – 240 ECTS, Bachelor of Law in Internal Affairs, Police Course – 240 ECTS, Bachelor of Law in Internal Affairs, Criminology Course – 240 ECTS.
Since the academic year 2018/19, the Faculty has been offering classes in the second-cycle study programme of Natural Disasters Risk Management, awarding the degree of Master of Security and Protection. The study programme was developed through the Faculty’s participation in the international project “Development of master curricula for natural disasters risk management in Western Balkan countries” (NatRisk), under the Erasmus+ programmes of the European Union.
The mission of the Faculty of Security Science is to enable its students to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained, to lead and develop the field of security and criminology, and to efficiently resolve issues of security and crime. The vision of the Faculty is to provide professional staff for all law-enforcement agencies at the level of the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to advance environmental, energetic, economic and industrial security.
|+387 51 333 603
|+387 51 333 603
10A Vojvode Živojina Mišića Blvd. Banja Luka, 78 000
|Dr. Predrag Ćeranić, Associate Professor
|Vice-dean for Teaching
|Dr. Žana Vrućinić, Assistant Professor
|Vice-Dean for Science, Research and International Cooperation
|Dr. Velibor Lalić, Associate Professor