Welcome to the school of social and family dynamics

At the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, we offer degree programs in Family and Human Development and Sociology. Our faculty and students focus on the most important challenges of the 21st century facing individuals, families, communities, and social institutions. Discover how The Sanford School can provide you the knowledge, skills, and experiences to make a difference in our world.

 

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Our goal is your success. Advisors in The Sanford School are here to help you identify the right degree program for you and stay on track for graduation. We will work with you so that you will get the most out of your ASU experience. Schedule an appointment or drop in.

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World-class research

We are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and social institutions through innovative transdisciplinary research, instructional excellence, and active community involvement. At the T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics, research opportunities are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Gain experience, from professional connections, and work with faculty mentors on work you believe in.

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Community engagement

The Sanford School is committed to community engagement and service. This is accomplished in many ways through projects and activities focused on issues that are relevant to the well-being of children, youth, and families. Some examples are our Social Impact Initiative which provides opportunities for students to become involved in important social issues, and the Child Development Lab, a community-based program that provides full day early care and education program for children ages two through five.

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Arizona State University Professor Rebecca White recently co-authored a study on the negative impact of recent immigration policy changes on Latino adolescents...
Presenting research is a valuable skill that is essential for graduate school or a career in academia and research, and yet most students don’t know how to...
A slew of recent headlines have reported historically low birth rates in the U.S., with the reason being attributed to everything from the aging Boomer...

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 5:30-7pm, Sage 141, Dinner will be served. Chances for prizes!
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 2-4pm, MU Room 236 Mohave
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Monday, May 11, 2020, 9am, Sundevil Stadium

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