University of Tennessee, Child and Family Studies Department

The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) is an interdisciplinary department in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

The CFS department’s main area of focus is development in context, particularly with children and families at risk.

The CFS department currently consists of 14 tenure-track and clinical faculty, plus adjunct faculty and staff, who supervise and teach approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 50 CFS graduate students.

To learn more about the CFS Department, please visit: The CFS department prepares students for careers in both public and private domains that focus on children, youth, families, and early learning.


The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UT Knoxville) was founded in 1794 and is one of the oldest public land-grant universities in the country. UT Knoxville is a vibrant and diverse urban campus, located in the heart of Knoxville.

UT Knoxville is the flagship campus for the UT system and has the Carnegie Classification of Research University (Very High Research Activity). The city of Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping.

The Knoxville metropolitan area has a population of more than 857,000 and is located within easy driving distance of Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

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