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Hours of community service provided by UW-Stevens Point sociology and social work students in 2014.
UW-Stevens Point students inducted into sociology and social work honor societies in 2014, 14 for Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology) and 22 for Phi Alpha (social work).


Assistant Professor of Sociology
Professor Melanie L. Duncan joined the department last fall. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Melanie’s research interests include: relationships, families, sexuality, sex education, and law & policy.

Learn a Helping Profession through Sociology and Social Work at UW-Stevens Point

You’re interested in social work and sociology because you want to make a difference in the world. Let the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point show you how your career could one day make life better for other people.

Our department aims to prepare students:
  • to understand how people, groups and institutions interact within and between societies;
  • for professional fields and graduate study in sociology and social work;
  • for effective and responsible participation in society.
Here are the programs Department of Sociology and Social Work students pursue.


The department offers majors in sociology, sociology with concentration in applied sociology, sociology with concentration in adult life and aging, and social work. Entry-level positions for bachelor's degree majors are common in the public sector and can involve case work, program planning, development and evaluation, agency-based or outreach services, survey research and statistical analysis.

Social Work

The UW-Stevens Point social work program is accredited with the Council on Social Work Education. As a helping profession, social work involves working with people from diverse backgrounds in a variety of situations and across many practice settings.

Students interested in the social work major can find more information about the online application process and the application form. Contact the department if you have any questions at 715-346-3060 or​.

Our social work program is also on Facebook!

Gerontology, Native American Studies and Social Sciences

Minors are available in gerontology, sociology, small-city analysis, Native American studies and social science and health. Emphases are offered in deviance and social control, family and socialization, and community and environment. Available areas of concentration include adult life and aging, and applied sociology. Students can gain hands-on experience through an internship program, working under the supervision of social-service professionals in a variety of agencies and organizations. 

Research Opportunities

The department also houses two research centers: the Community Research Center, which give students the opportunity to conduct applied social science research for local community agencies and groups; and the Center for the Small City, which administers an interdisciplinary minor in small-city analysis and directs students majoring in disciplines such as political science, public administration and policy analysis, sociology, geography, economics and natural resources.