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
CFS Hosts Dr. Joseph Tobin for Research Colloquium Series
Student Spotlight: Grace Mayernick with the Harmony Family Center
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