The UNI Child Welfare Certificate is intended to prepare social work majors to competently work in a variety of settings, including child protective services, adoption, foster care, youth services and residential facilities (such as Bremwood, Quakerdale and Four Oaks).

To be awarded this certificate, students must complete the requirements for the Social Work major (including graduation with the B.A.) and the specific course work and field instruction experiences as indicated.

Must be a MAJOR IN SOCIAL WORK to complete this program certificate.

Career
Focused

UNI's child welfare certificate is intended for social work majors preparing to work in a variety of sessions, including child protective services, adoption, foster care, youth services and residential facilities.

Hands-on
Learning

Required coursework includes a field instruction course - 11-15 credit hours within an approved child welfare setting.

Solely for 
Social Work

This certificate is specifically designed to accompany a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree.

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Contact us directly at:

Department of Social Work
Sabin Hall, Room 235
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Undergraduate Program:
Ashley Rasmussen
Phone: 319-273-6249
Email: ashley.rasmussen@uni.edu

Undergraduate Majors RFI Form






Required Courses

  • SW 4175 Child Welfare Policy and Practice
  • POL AMER 4142 Problems in Juvenile and Family Law
  • SW 4200 Field Instruction*
    (11-15 credit hours in an approved child welfare setting)

Select two of the following based on your interest:

  • SW 3102 Conflict Resolution
  • SW 4171 Addictions Treatment
  • PSYCH 3403 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYCH 3603 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

TOTAL: 23-27 Credit Hours

*Prerequisites for SW 3184: SW 1001; SW 4164; SW 3185 and a statistics course; completion of SW 2091 and SW 3192 with a minimum grade of C in each course; Social Work major; minimum UNI GPA of 2.50; senior standing.