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:
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BA in Social Work) Prepares students to become generalist practitioners.
Social Welfare Minor Designed for students interested in the social welfare field who do not plan to enter into professional social work practice.
Master of Social Work (MSW) - Offers a Trauma Informed Specialization. Find out more information about our part-time online MSW program.
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.
Social Work CEU Workshops: Registration Now Open
September 7th - 6 CEUs - Processing Trauma and Building Resiliency - For more information and to register click HERE
October 12th - 3 CEUs - Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Toxic Stress, and the Epigenetic Effects of Trauma - For more information and to register click HERE
October 26th - 3 CEUs - An Advanced Overview of Early Childhood Neglect (Ages 0-3) - For more information and to register click HERE
November 16th - 3 CEUs - An Advanced Overview of Acute and Complex Trauma - For more information and to register click HERE
November 30th - 6 CEUs - Processing Trauma and Building Resiliency - For more information and to register click HERE