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Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies Program

Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies (CAFS) B.A.

The CAFS program provides students with an undergraduate level of knowledge within Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies.  This program highlights diverse theories, milestones across developmental research methods.  The CAFS major focuses on the biological, cognitive, psychological, and sociological foundations of child behavior and development.  Students will acquire knowledge and gain understanding through exposure to relevant literature, current research topics, selected service, fieldwork, and development of student research.  Through a variety of courses, students obtain knowledge and refine skills in observing, assessing, interpreting, and implementing programs for children and families; working with and supervising child-centered programs; participating in supportive structures for children and adolescents; and understanding families from diverse backgrounds. 


Are you a transfer student and interested in earning a CAFS Degree?

Check out this video message for all incoming transfer students. 

Welcome to CSUB - Transfer Students


Spring 2020 Graduation Message

On behalf of the CAFS Department, we want to congratulate our Spring 2020 CAFS Graduates. Please click the link below to view a message from our CAFS Department.

Graduation Message to our Spring 2020 Graduates

CAFS Department

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-2545
Fax: (661) 654-2016
Office:  Education 151

Dr. Elaine Correa, Chair of the Department of Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies will be available during the summer months, (June, July, and August), via email.  If you need assistance, email Dr. Correa at Thank you.