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Child & Adolescent Studies Major

Career Paths


Graduates of the Child and Adolescent Studies program build gratifying careers and pursue advanced study in early childhood and adolescent development, education, youth advocacy, social work and counseling. More than 75 percent advance to graduate school within two years of graduation from Bowie State. The specialization that they earn here opens opportunities in juvenile corrections, counseling centers, hospitals and hospices, daycares and schools, social welfare and adoption agencies, youth centers, and nonprofits, including:

  • Teacher or educator
  • Early childhood program administrator
  • Counselor or therapist
  • Childcare director
  • Occupational therapist
  • Child life specialist
  • Family attorney
  • Youth program coordinator
  • Social worker
  • Research analyst
  • Teacher’s aide or paraprofessional
  • Teen parenting mentor