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
M.S. Student Tanner Kilpatrick receives Shipley-Swann Graduate School Fellowship
Graduate Student Ericka Hill Wins the Emerging Leaders Award from ACEI
All 26 CFS PreK-3 Interns Pass EdTPA
Child and Family Studies Community Outreach Practicum Student Updates
New CFS Faculty Member, Margaret Quinn, wins the Hayden-Waltz Doctoral Dissertation Award
Graduate Students present at Southeastern Council on Family Relations
Robyn Brookshire and Early Learning Center featured in Teaching Young Children magazine
Associate Professor Amy Rauer elected as NCFR Chair-elect of the Research and Theory Section