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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

social work students



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


Why Choose Social Work at UNI?

As a student-centered learning community, the Department follows the established core social work values of service, social justice, the dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competency.

When you come to UNI, expect to be challenged and stimulated as you develop the knowledge needed to become an effective agent for social change. Here at UNI, we thrive on diversity: In our faculty, in our students, and in our curriculum. The department of Social Work is a tight-knit community.

A major advantage of UNI is the ability to work closely with the faculty and your peers in small classes, while receiving individualized attention. An education from the University of Northern Iowa provides you with the essential skills and knowledge to help people rediscover their strengths and resiliency as they transform their lives. Our programs also prepare you to take action in program and policies at local, national, and even global levels.

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


What is Trauma-Informed Practice?

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.


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