The major in Social Work is a selective admissions program. This means that students must apply to the program and be accepted before they can declare the social work major (see Admissions). Until accepted, students can declare their major as "social work interest." Students who have an interest in the Social Work program are encouraged to make use of the advising services available at Iowa. Once admitted to the major, social work students are advised by social work faculty. Until then, the following resources are available:

All first-semester students and students with less than 24 semester hours are advised in the Academic Advising Center. The center’s team of advisors specializes in transitioning students to academic and student life at Iowa, and help each student plan for a successful academic start at Iowa.

Academic advising questions for social work interest students who have earned 24 semester hours or more can be directed to:

Tiffany B. Phillips
Senior Academic Advisor, CLAS
111D Phillips Hall (PH)
319-353-2206
tiffany-b-phillips@uiowa.edu

MyUI Appointment Scheduler

Our departmental advisors can help you with the following:

  • Advisor signatures on add/drop and other university forms
  • Questions about course registration
  • Questions or problems with your degree audit
  • Academic planning and progress toward graduation
  • Academic probation
  • Review of study abroad courses for major credit
  • Opportunities for Honors students and information about departmental honors
  • Choosing a second area of study and other discussions regarding adding second majors, minors, and certificate programs
  • Information regarding campus resources for students
  • Other questions or concerns you may have

Once a student is admitted into the BA in Social Work program, they are assigned an academic advisor affiliated with the Student Services Center at the School of Social Work.

For additional questions about undergraduate studies, students may also contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Social Work:

Carolyn Hartley, Ph.D.
School of Social Work
Director of Undergraduate Studies / Associate Professor
359 North Hall (NH)
319-335-1267
carolyn-hartley@uiowa.edu

Handbooks and Program Forms

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Handbook (2019-2020)

Bachelor of Arts Honors Contract and Options
Change of Faculty Mentor / Faculty Advisor
Incomplete Contract Form
Individual Study Contract
Leave of Absence Form