St. Olaf College

The Academic Catalog 2023-24

This catalog supersedes the Academic Catalog 2022-23 and applies to students commencing their academic programs during the 2023-24 academic year. 

Unless exceptions are permitted pursuant to the policies established herein, this version of the Academic Catalog does not apply to students who commenced their academic studies at St. Olaf College prior to the 2023-24 academic year.


St. Olaf College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
(800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462

Private Institutions Registration

St. Olaf College is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


St. Olaf College admits students to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students without regard to any legally protected status.  St. Olaf College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or other legally protected status in administration of its educational policies, financial aid program, athletics, and all other programs and activities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Olaf College is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other faculty and staff employment-related decisions.

Title IX Resources

Title IX Coordinator: Pamela T. McDowell, , 507-786-3465, Tomson Hall 180
St. Olaf College is committed to a respectful, safe, and healthy environment and does not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct in any form. For resources and more information, visit

Contract Disclaimer/Reservation of the Right to Modify

The provisions of this catalog are advisory in nature and are not intended to create a contract with anyone, including any student of the college. The college reserves the right to make changes as it deems appropriate, including course and program modifications or cancellations.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibit the college from releasing grades or other information about academic standing to parents unless the student has released such information in writing, or unless the student is a dependent as defined by FERPA. Further information concerning St. Olaf College procedures in compliance with FERPA is available on the Registrar's Office website.

Class and Lab Schedule

For updated information about the current year's course offerings and their OLE Core curriculum attributes, view the class and lab schedule.

Previous Versions of the Catalog

Previous versions of the St. Olaf Academic Catalog are available as follows: