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.


Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota has declared March 2020 as Social Workers Month.  To learn more about the profession, view this video, “Social Workers: This is Who We Are.”