Undergraduate Program

BA in Social Work

The Bachelor of Arts program in Iowa City and Des Moines prepares students for beginning professional social work practice as generalists. The goals of the program are to prepare students for employment in public and private social services in home and community based settings such as public welfare, child welfare, health, mental health, elderly services, and corrections; to prepare students for informed community participation in social welfare issues; and to provide a base for graduate study in social work or allied professions. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. A complete description of the program is available from the University Catalog.  A fact sheet with admissions details and course planning schedule are here: BA Program Requirements

A complete list of course descriptions is available here.

View our BA Program brochure here.

View the CSWE Assessment of Learning Outcomes for the BA program

Social Work Occupational Outlook

Types of Careers