Criminal Justice students are in-demand in the workplace. Our graduates pursue a variety of careers in law, counseling, law enforcement, the courts system and corrections.

Potential career paths include:

  • Local/State Law Enforcement: Police Officer, State Trooper, Detective, Sheriff, Crime Analyst, Intelligence Analyst, Department of Public Safety Telecommunicator
  • Federal Law Enforcement: ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) Agent, Drug Enforcement Agency Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent, Secret Service Agent, Central Intelligence Agency Agent or Analyst, Department of Homeland Security Agent, US Postal Inspector, US Marshals Service Agent, TSA (Transportation Security Administrator or Officer), United States Park Ranger, Crime Analyst, Intelligence Analyst
  • Private Security: Security Officer, Retail Loss Prevention Specialist, Private Investigator, Private Intelligence Analyst
  • Corrections: Adult/Juvenile Parole Officer, Correctional Officer, Case worker, Mental health counselor, Youth Counselor
  • Human Services: Mental Health Technician, Child and Family Social Worker, Youth Advocate, Crisis Counselor, Victims Advocate, Therapist
  • Legal/Courts: Prosecutor, Defense Attorney, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Court Clerk, Adult Probation Officer, Juvenile Court Probation Officer, Court Administration
  • Research: Researcher, Analyst, Policy Development

Career Opportunities

Temple’s Career Services is a central resource and provides resume critiques, interview techniques, local job fair information and current available job listings. The resources available through Temple’s Career Services equips students with vital tools to navigate the current workforce. Students may also wish to consider furthering their studies in our graduate program, which offers master’s and doctoral degrees.

In addition, through our faculty’s contacts with practitioners in courts, corrections and policing, as well as via active involvement by undergraduates in internships and research activities, students are given excellent grounding for employment, law school or graduate school.


  • February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
  • February 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
  • June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester