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
Dr. Cole Presents “The Case for Diversity & Inclusion” at Distinguished Lecture
East Tennessee Considering No Homework Policy
Two Assistant or Associate Professor Positions Needed!
Julia Jaekel & Hillary Fouts Explain Refugee Mother’s Child Care Practices
UT Flood Relief for Baton Rouge, LA
Local experts encourage safe sleep choices for infants
Research in Southern Ethiopia with Dr. Fouts and Lauren Bader
Campus Community Invited to Celebration of Pat Summitt’s Life