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Social Work Major Through Des Moines Area Community College

The School of Social Work at Iowa has a tradition of innovation in social work education, activism, research, and public service. In particular, students' exposure to faculty expertise in a Research I university is one of the important characteristics that distinguishes Iowa’s social work program from other public and private programs in the state. Note: Admission to the major is selective.

Studying Social Work at Iowa

Student responsibilities

Review the responsibilities required to become and remain eligible for the 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.

Student Responsibilities

Des Moines Area Community College checkpoints

  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Complete the following courses:
    • HSV 109 Introduction to Human Services with a grade of C or higher
    • BIO 156 Human Biology with Lab
    • POL 111 American National Government
    • SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
    • PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
  • Complete all requirements for the AA degree.
  • Apply to the UI School of Social Work by the Feb 15 deadline and be accepted to the program. A minimum cumulative transfer grade-point average (GPA) of 2.50 is required at the time of application. Note: This is the minimum GPA to apply and does not guarantee acceptance to the major.
  • It is strongly recommended that students have volunteer, internship, or work experience in areas related to social work before applying to the program.

University of Iowa checkpoints

  • Complete the UI courses required for this major, as specified in the UI General Catalog.

A current schedule of UI courses is available on the Iowa Student Information Service (MyUI).

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