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: Amy Cross with Knoxville Young Life
Student Spotlight: Merritt Dodge – Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services
Student Spotlight: Savannah Corr – Peninsula Lighthouse IOP
Student Spotlight: Caroline “CC” Chace at Camp-Ba-Yo-Ca
Graduate School Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients
Fall 2017 CFS Research Colloquium Series
Study Abroad: Ireland 2018
Study: Very Preterm Birth Not Associated with Mood, Anxiety Disorders