Career Prospects

Graduate Studies

To view graduate programs in fields related to children and youth studies visit "Children and Youth Studies Programs in Other Colleges and Universities." This section of our website lists certification, undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs that relate to children and youth studies.

Former children and youth studies students have gone on to graduate programs at Bank Street College of Education, Columbia School of Social Work, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, New York University and many more.

Career Opportunities With a Children and Youth Studies B.A., Concentration or Minor

Children and Youth Studies is a unique interdisciplinary program that was started at Brooklyn College in 1991 by Professor Gertrud Lenzer with colleagues from different departments. Children and Youth Studies offers not only a different perspective on children, but also on the diversity of career opportunities that are available working with or for children. Whether you want to work as an advocate for children, in the classroom, with foster care youth, as a social worker or any of the countless other careers related to children and youth, a degree in children and youth studies will help provide you with the education and background that will benefit you when you are looking for any job related to children. Some examples of different career paths that this degree can take you toward include:

  • Arts in Education
  • Attorney for Children
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Children and Disability
  • Children and the Media
  • Children and Youth Publishing
  • Education
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Health and Mental Health
  • International Development
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Market Research
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Social Work
  • Youth and After School programs