Welcome to the Department of Child and Family Studies! Housed within the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, our Department is a vibrant community focused on understanding children, youth, and family development in context and enhancing the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and their communities. Under the direction of our CEHHS Dean, Dr. Ellen McIntyre, the Department will be undergoing some exciting changes that will be implemented beginning in Fall 2024. For more information on what these changes mean for CFS, please see the Interim Department Head’s Message.
Our department represents a wealth of knowledge and experience in research, teaching, and community engagement with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. To learn more about our wonderful faculty, instructors, staff, and graduate students, please explore the “People” tab. Regarding our training opportunities, we currently house three undergraduate tracks, two Master’s degree programs, and a Ph.D. Program. You can learn more about these by exploring the “Prospective Students” tab. We believe the best way to learn is by experience, so our department offers many service-learning, study abroad, and experiential learning opportunities. Our undergraduate program is a Certified Family Life Educator accredited program affiliated with the National Council on Family Relations. We are grateful you are interested in our department and look forward to hearing from you with any questions you may have!
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