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College of Letters and Science Human Services at Marshfield and Wausau Degree

Associate Degree

An Associate of Science (AS) in Human Services allows students to gain expertise in preparation for entry-level careers in behavioral sciences and human services. This two-year degree also provides a strong foundation for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Political Science or Sociology.

The AS is delivered primarily face-to-face, with a few courses offered online or virtually.

Scholarship Opportunities for Fall 2022

The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences is committed to helping new students achieve their social work/human services education goals. We have a limited number of scholarships to help get you started on your Marshfield or Wausau campus program.
The scholarship awards range from $500-$1,000 each and are equally divided between the fall and spring semesters. These scholarships do not require an application. To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be admitted to UWSP for fall 2022 on the Marshfield or Wausau campus as a first-year student or transfer.
  • Declare an AS in Human Services or a B.S. in Social Work.
  • Enroll in at least 6 credits on the Marshfield or Wausau campus in each semester.

Selection will continue until all scholarships have been awarded.

Why Study Human Services at UW-Stevens Point?

An Associate of Science (AS) in Human Services allows students to fulfill standard AS requirements and gain expertise in preparation for entry-level careers in behavioral sciences and human services. This two-year degree also provides a strong foundation for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The AS in Human Services consists of 60 credits. To meet the general requirements of the AS degree, 39 credits of selected courses from several areas of study are required, including Knowledge of Human Cultures, Knowledge of the Natural World, Critical and Creative Thinking and Individual, Social and Environmental Responsibility. The remaining 21 required credits are specifically focused on the behavioral science and human services fields.
UW-Stevens Point Bachelor’s Degree Transfer Possibilities

  • B.A./B.S. in Social Work – at Stevens Point and Wausau campuses
  • B.S. in Psychology – at Stevens Point campus
  • B.A./B.S. in Sociology – at Stevens Point and Wausau campuses
  • B.A./B.S. in Sociology with Criminal Justice minor – at Stevens Point and Wausau campuses
  • B.A./B.S. in Political Science – at Stevens Point campus

Many of the courses comprising the AS degree also transfer to other UW institutions.

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

The Wausau campus sponsors the Social Service Club, a club for students of all majors on the Wausau campus. The club is involved in social justice and advocacy work on the campus and in the Wausau community.

MEET YOUR FACULTY

All Sociology and Psychology faculty members hold a Ph.D. Our Social Work faculty members all hold a MSW/MSSW in social work, and several hold a Ph.D. or DSW in social work, and several hold a Ph.D. or DSW in social work.

Ann Herda-Rapp

  • Professor of Sociology
715-261-6269

Dorothy De Boer

  • Professor of Sociology
  • Criminal Justice Minor coordinator

Jess Bowers

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Work
  • Department of Sociology and Social Work field coordinator

Kate Kipp

  • Assistant Professor of Social Work
715-346-3060

Sandra Neumann

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
715-389-6507