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Child and Family Science

Department of Child and Family Science

Reflecting our interdisciplinary roots, Child and Family Science faculty draw from multiple social science disciplines and subdisciplines (e.g., human development, family science, developmental psychology, cultural psychology, communications) to arm our students with layered understandings of developmental processes and family relationships.

Our responsive Child Development and Family Science programs aim to simultaneously support students' professional and personal goals. Dedicated and award-winning CFS faculty engage and challenge students inside and outside the classroom. Through rigorous coursework, experiential and service learning, internships, research, and practica, students apply classroom learning to help children and families thrive. Research activities and involvement in community settings allow students to practice and refine their knowledge and skills under the mentorship of faculty experts and field professionals.

We invite you to learn more about our faculty and staff, and our programs in Child Development and Family Science.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Child and Family Science degree programs to prepare graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work to improve the quality of life in our region and beyond through education, research, and service.