Human & Social Services

Death cafe participants coloring at a table

Normalizing death, one café conversation at a time

Assistant Professor Melinda Heinz has been hosting "death cafés" in the hopes that these events will make others more comfortable discussing death.
Man talking on a couch next to a woman

Five types of counseling careers that require a master’s degree

You can do a lot of things with a master's counseling degree from the University of Northern Iowa!
Umar Chohan sitting in armchair, smiling

UNI’s trauma-informed care Master of Social Work program attracts students from across the country

The trauma-informed care specialization for UNI's Master of Social Work is so unique that it brought Umar Chohan all the way from New Jersey to Iowa.
UNI’s new individual studies human services major meeting needs of online and place-bound learners

UNI’s new individual studies human services major meeting needs of online and place-bound learners

The University of Northern Iowa just rolled out its new individual studies: human services major, a completely online program, designed for place-bound students who have already achieved an associate’s degree, that combines curriculum from UNI’s five already-established human-services oriented majors — family services, gerontology, psychology, social work and sociology — to create a flexible and dynamic learning experience for students who are unable to attend in-person classes.  
Gary Gute presenting at the European Conference on Positive Psychology

UNI students find flow through hands-on research opportunities

Two UNI faculty members, an alum, and an undergraduate student all presented on flow at the European Conference on Positive Psychology this summer.
Woman resting chin on hands

2022 Trauma-Informed Care Conference to address trauma across the lifespan

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Social Work welcomes social service professionals to participate in its 10th annual Trauma-Informed Care Conference.