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The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences provides the experiences that changemakers need to lead their communities. From Community Sustainability to Sociology, our degree programs will jump start your professional career. Gain the hands-on, real-world experiences and course knowledge to lead and empower others!

Strengthen Your Community

Bringing together the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Geography and Geology, the UW-Stevens Point School of Behavioral and Social Sciences prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Graduates of the school possess strong research and writing skills, are problem solvers, and have well-developed higher-level thinking ability. Our graduates are ready to make a difference in their communities, in human service agencies, healthcare providers, in school systems, and in government and law.

CSWE Accreditation in Social Work

Social Work at UWSP provides students the opportunities to practice what they have learned, in partnership with organizations across the state. Our CWSE-accredited program makes students eligible for advanced standing if they choose to pursue a master’s degree in social work. Our faculty prepare students to work as ethical, evidence-informed community leaders.

Professional Counselor

Alumni to Know

Erin Cimino ’16 Alum

Psychology undergraduates gain a deep understanding in the social sciences. ’16 Alumna Erin Cimino, MS, LPC, remembers feeling supported academically and personally by her many mentors at UWSP. She had a wide range of experiential learning, interning in a school setting, at a health care center, working with older adults and with college-age peers on campus. “It helped me grow into the person I am today. They modeled every day how to be accepting and open-minded, supportive of people,” she said.

Alumni Map

Where Are They Now?

UW-Stevens Point School of Behavioral and Social Sciences alumni live and work all over the world—so if you’re looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointers in another city, you’re in luck.

If you’d like to add your info to our interactive alumni map, just complete this form.

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Psychology Students Hired or Enrolled in Grad Studies Within a Year
Political Science Graduates Accepted to Law School
Job Growth Projected for Social Work

Meet Your Faculty

The School of Behavioral and Social Studies faculty have extensive experience and are committed to providing individual attention in small classes. Our faculty are engaged in ongoing research projects, many of which involve students.

David Barry

  • Associate Professor
  • Social Justice and Equity Coordinator
(715) 346-4197

Heather Molenda-Figueira

  • Associate Professor
  • Coordinator, Neuroscience and Behavior Minor

Ismaila Odogba

  • Professor
  • Co-Director, Center for the Small City
  • Global Affiliate Scholar – Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability

Saemyi Park

  • Associate Professor