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
Student Spotlight: Abigail James with Bethany Christian Services
Student Spotlight: Maggie Carroll with the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Child Life Practicum
Study Abroad 2018: Ireland
Student Spotlight: Clara Henley with the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Dr. Julia Jaekel receives Andrew D. Holt Endowed Professorship
CFS Faculty & Graduate Students Attend PAS 2018
Faculty Mentor of the Year: Dr. Spencer Olmstead!
Seniors Reflect on Their Time in CFS: