Welcome to the Department of Child and Family Studies. We are a lively and vibrant department, offering three undergraduate tracks, two master’s degrees, and a doctorate.
Our ongoing academic and professional pursuits cover a wide variety of topics in child and family studies, such as community outreach, early childhood education, parenting, youth in political conflict, and nature-based play.
We believe the best way to learn is by experience, so the department offers many service-learning, study abroad, and experiential learning opportunities. Students will engage with world-renowned faculty and be able to work in partnership with organizations and institutions from around the world.
News and Updates
Early Experiences Research Center – Current and Planned Project Update
Child and Family Studies Community Outreach Practicum Student Updates
NEW: International Children, Youth, and Families Graduate Certificate
Lauren Daudelin wins Shelby County Schools “Why Teach?” essay contest
Master’s Graduate Hayley Moran takes job at the Metro Public Health Department in Nashville
Graduate Students and Faculty hold a Bavarian Longitudinal Study Team Retreat in San Francisco, California
Clinical Assistant Professor Sally Hunter Awarded 2016-2017 Exceptional Faculty Mentor and Advisor Award
Let’s Go Abroad! UTK in Sweden: Culture, Families, and Parenting