As a criminal justice degree student, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge needed to administer justice and affect change in the system—but you have to leave the classroom to make either happen. Temple University criminal justice students have access to exciting study abroad opportunities and other programs that get them out into the world and exposed to real-world aspects of the criminal justice system. And students who need help financing their education can apply to a number of scholarship and financial aid awards.

The Inside-Out Prison-Exchange Program

Inside Out In Inside-Out (CJ 2701), “outside” Temple students travel weekly to a nearby state or local prison where they take a class taught by a Temple CJ faculty member along with a group of “inside” students. The program is an opportunity for everyone involved to explore issues of crime and justice behind the walls, in the hope of deepening and transforming the dialogue about these issues. Information on the Inside-Our Program can be found on the Inside-Out website. The program’s e-mail address is

ProRanger Philadelphia

Pro Ranger “ProRanger Philadelphia” is an academic and technical skills training and paid internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University. The program was established to recruit, train and employ law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service. Upon graduation from Temple University and successfully completing the ProRanger program, participants are placed in a permanent career tenure law enforcement park ranger position with the National Park Service. For more information on the program, requirements and application details visit the ProRanger Philadelphia Page.

Study Abroad Program

Temple students can study abroad in almost any country around the world through Temple programs, exchanges, and partnerships with external programs. Navigate through the Discover Study Abroad section of our website to learn more about the process, and explore our opportunities to find the right study abroad program for you.

Criminal Justice Society

The Criminal Justice Society is a student run organization for undergraduate Criminal Justice Majors and Minors. One of the main goals of the CJS is to serve as a liaison between faculty and students during the academic calendar year. Currently, the CJS has an executive board consisting of a Vice President, Community Outreach Coordinator, Secretary and Social Media Liaison. The CJS holds events on campus that include conversations with some of the key social policy makers, and social service providers here in the City of Philadelphia. Ultimately, the true task of the CJS is to bring real world criminal justice experience and opportunities to CJ students.

Awards and Scholarships

The entire list of awards and scholarships for Criminal Justice majors is listed along with applications and instructions on the College of Liberal Arts Awards and Scholarships page. Visit the 2018 Awards and Scholarship Recipients page to see a list of the 2018 recipients.