Children and Youth Studies (A.A.)

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The Children and Youth Studies major combines courses in children’s literature with the study of child psychology, the family and child welfare. You have a choice of electives such as adolescent learning, urban school, music and art in education and many more.

Career possibilities include working for nonprofits such as UNICEF or Save The Children, children’s publishing, Child Protective Services, Child life specialists, children’s advocate, camp director, social worker, youth parole officer or autism therapist, to name a few.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with the B.A. degree in Children and Youth Studies at Brooklyn College/CUNY and the B.A. degree in Youth Studies at CUNY School of Professional Studies so that students completing this program can transfer seamlessly without the loss of credits.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Children and Youth Studies (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Children and Youth Studies Curriculum

The Family
3-6 CRS.
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General Elective5

American Sign Language


Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic I


Chinese I
Chinese II
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary Chinese II
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II


French I
French II
Elementary French I
Elementary French II


German I
German II


Italian I
Italian II
Elementary Italian I
Elementary Italian II
Advanced Italian


Elementary Portuguese I
Elementary Portuguese II


Spanish I
Spanish II
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Advanced Spanish
Art in Education
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


  1. Students are strongly advised to take a Modern Language course.
  2. Students are strongly encouraged to take SOC 100.
  3. Students are strongly encouraged to take PSY 100.
  4. Students are required to take two semesters of the same modern language. One semester of the language can be taken in the World Cultures and Global Issues area in the Common Core.
  5. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

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