Child & Family Development

About CFD

The Department of Child and Family Development (CFD) offers the interdisciplinary child development major. Students in the major choose one of 2 areas of specialization:

  1. Child development
  2. Family development

Field experience programs offer students supervised work in a number of community settings. The child development degree provides a flexible curriculum base for continuation into graduate programs including child development, teacher education, social work, and counseling.

Graduates from the program are employed in a variety of work experiences related to the well-being of children and families.

More information

Department Chair: Sarah Garrity
Department Coordinator: KJ Bobczynski
Grad Department Coordinator: TBA


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CFD Academic Programs

You Can Make a Difference!

These CFD programs and initiatives need your support:

  • Children and Families Across Cultures
  • Comay Endowed Scholarship in Child and Family Development


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