B.A. On Campus

Social Work

University of Northern Iowa

48 months
18480 USD/year
18480 USD/year
7780 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Department of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees. 


The purpose of the undergraduate social work major is to provide professional education and training that prepares students for employment as generalist practitioners. Students in the major acquire knowledge and skills for work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

A major in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa puts a student in direct practice with local, state, national and even international agency experiences. Whether it is through volunteer experiences, service learning experiences or field practicum experiences, students will gain the skills necessary to provide future clients the best possible social work interventions.

Student Social Work Associations

  • The department's student social work associations are for students who want to learn more about the profession and want to collaborate and network with other social work majors at UNI. 
  • They bring in speakers and organize events that help students become informed and active in the community and with those practicing in the social work profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Services and Social Work
  • Social Work Practice 
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Family and Group Practice
  • Community and Organizational Practice
  • Mental Deviance and Mental Health Institutions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application form
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Educational transcripts from secondary school
  • A copy of the personal data page of your passport
  • A completed UNI Financial Statement and Certification form

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18480 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18480 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7780 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cedar Falls

1119 - 1737 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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