Career Pathways & Academic Connections

The Educational Studies major provides foundational preparation for a wide range of careers and graduate programs.

Declare the Educational Studies major to pursue:

  • Advocacy nonprofit work 
  • Applied Behavior Analysis  
  • Arts education 
  • Child life specialist work 
  • Childcare, childcare center management 
  • College teaching & academic research 
  • Community engagement management 
  • Community organizing or advocacy campaigning  
  • Data and policy analysis or research 
  • Early childhood education 
  • Early intervention specialist work 
  • EdTech or edutainment 
  • Educational technology specialist work 
  • Environmental or wildlife education 
  • Equity specialist work or consulting
  •  Family outreach or liaising 
  • Grant writing or fundraising  
  • Health education 
  • Higher education, like academic advising, student life and engagement, multicultural affairs, financial aid 
  • K-12 teaching (K-12 teaching requires certification) 
  • Law, legislative affairs, or community development 
  • Library science 
  • Museum work – children’s museums, art museums, science museums  
  • Professional development facilitation or workforce development 
  • School counseling  
  • Social work  
  • Youth development and after-school programming

Many minors are a great addition to the Educational Studies major, including:

Career Preparation & Resources

UW Bothell provides students with many ways to explore co-curricular opportunities and develop and deepen professional skills. Be sure to connect with your academic advisor to learn more.

Career Services

Career Services engages with the UW Bothell community to empower Huskies to explore career interests, build skills, and connect with the employment community and experiential learning opportunities.

Applied Experience & Community-Engaged Learning & Research

Educational Studies majors are expected to participate in experiential learning experiences in community-based settings to put theory into practice, gain valuable professional experience, and explore possible career opportunities. To accomplish this, the Educational Studies major requires the completion of B EDUC 495 Applied Experience.


An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates academic learning and professional experience. Through an internship, students can explore career interests, develop professional skills, and network with potential employers.

Study Abroad

Undergraduate Research

Conducting research under the mentorship of a faculty member or having hands-on experience in creative projects deepens learning, boosts students’ chances for employment, and prepares students for acceptance into a professional or graduate program.