Social Work and Family Studies

The Department of Social Work and Family Studies offers a major in social work and a concentration in family studies. Family studies and social work are fields of study that build upon students’ liberal arts education to prepare them to identify the changing needs of families, develop the means to satisfy those needs, and explore policies and programs that address social problems and enhance human strengths.

Social Work and Family Studies Academic Year 2022/23 Antiracism and Antioppression Goals
St. Olaf Social Work and Family Studies Department Antiracism and Antioppression Statement

St. Olaf students invited to present research at national conference

Olson Discovering Families Lecture
Pauline Boss, PhD – The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Anxiety and Change
November 15, 2022