Child and Family Studies

The Child and Family Studies minor provides a flexible but cohesive educational opportunity for undergraduate students interested in children, families, schools, and social-cultural contexts.

Child and Family Studies (CFS) is an interdisciplinary program with courses based in many departments including anthropology, education, English, film studies, political science, psychology, sociology, comparative literature, and social work.  

Within this broad framework, different disciplines focus inquiry into the biological, familial, psychological, socioeconomic, political, cultural, and educational dimensions of child and family well-being and the varying life courses and life chances of individuals.

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Degree Options

Child and Family Studies minor

The minor not only addresses the life stages and cultural contexts of infancy through adolescence but also includes issues of parenting; child and family well-being; gender; schooling and informal education; risk and resilience; and the place, representation, and voice of children in society and culture.