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Welcome to the Department of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa


Why Choose Social Work at UNI?

The Department of Social Work offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program (BA in Social Work) and a Master of Social Work Program (MSW). Both the BA in Social Work and the MSW programs were reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in June 2015.

The BA in Social Work prepares students to be professional social workers that are able to work in multiple settings with diverse populations experiencing a variety of issues. The MSW specialization is trauma-informed care. MSW students study the widespread impact of trauma and understand the potential paths to recovery; they learn to recognize signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others; they discover how to respond by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and, they acquire skills to actively resist re-traumatizing clients.

We offer the following degrees to educate students at both the generalist and advanced levels:

Field placements are also an important component of our programs. The Office of Field Instruction coordinates and supports graduate and undergraduate internships in a wide variety of local and regional agencies.


WHAT:  UNI Social Work's annual Trauma Informed Care Conference
WHEN:  Tuesday, August 7, 2018
WHERE:  UNI Campus, Cedar Falls, IA 

KEYNOTE:  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carl Weems, Professor & Chair, Department of 
Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University

• Trauma Informed Approaches in the Correctional System
• Trauma Informed Approaches in Schools

Registration will  be mde available around June 1, 2018. 
Approximate cost:  $40
Approximate CEUs:  6
If you want to become a sponsor for this event, exhibit tables are provided free of charge.  Contact Dr. Cindy Juby at or (319) 273-5845.




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