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.

The Social Work Profession Responds to the Two Pandemics of Institutional Racism and COVID-19

The St. Olaf Social Work and Family Studies department is committed to antiracism and antioppression in our department, courses and professional training.  We will collaborate with our students during the fall of 2020 to develop a statement detailing this commitment within our department.

Black Lives Matter.

March 2021 – Social Work Month – Minnesota