We are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and social institutions through innovative transdisciplinary research, instructional excellence, and active community involvement. We strive to be a leader in transformative discovery; fusing basic and applied research; and translating scientific knowledge into solutions for pressing problems related to children, youth, families, and their social worlds.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

At the T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics, research isn’t just for faculty and graduate students. Gain experience, form professional connections, and work with faculty mentors on work you believe in.


student-to-faculty ratio

Top 3

National Leader in Child & Family Studies


in Adolescence/Emerging Adulthood Studies