While the core courses help you develop skills and core competencies about working with communities and organizations, the elective courses allow you to gain a deeper set of skills and knowledge in focused areas.
Students select electives based on individual learning goals. The ECO major requires 25 credits of elective courses.
- Many undergraduate courses in the College of Education may be used to satisfy the electives requirement. UW students can refer to DARS for an updated list of approved electives.
- The department may approve a maximum of 5 credits to satisfy ECO elective requirements from volunteer/service-learning/field experience coursework (e.g. Dream Project, Pipeline, Jumpstart, and GEN ST) OR from and education-related study abroad. Study abroad and field experience credits require departmental approval. No more than 5 field experience and study abroad credits may be applied to ECO electives.