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Social Work and Family Studies

Chair, 2007-08: Mary Carlsen, social policy, professional ethics, culturally competent practice

Faculty, 2007-08: Naurine Lennox, social service systems and history, rural and community practice, research; Sharon Powell, family relationships, human sexuality; Valerie Green, social work practice and field education

The Department of Social Work and Family Studies offers majors in family studies and social work. 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 mission of Social Work and Family Studies is to:

  • identify as a collaborative department concerned with the well-being of individuals, families, and communities;
  • create an intellectual community for faculty working in family studies, social work, and related areas; and
  • support the college emphases on cross-cultural and experiential learning.

For the requirements for each of the departmental offerings, see the listings under FAMILY STUDIES and SOCIAL WORK.