The Department of Child and Family Studies

The Child and Family Studies department educates students to work with individuals, children, and families across the lifespan.  Our curriculum emphasizes a systems approach to understanding the dynamics of diverse families across various social contexts. Our department prepares students for careers in both public and private spheres that focus on improving the lives of children, youth, and families, including working with the elder population and individuals with disabilities. 

Nondegree Students

Taking individual courses as a nondegree student is also possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students. Even if you’re not pursuing a degree, you can take courses to prepare for college-level study, stay current in your field or improve your job skills.