The social work program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is designed to prepare students for entry-level professional work and graduate study. Our program prepares students to serve individuals, families and groups in a range of settings, including rural and tribal communities. Our social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Upon graduation, students are eligible for their social work certification through the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Explore Career Opportunities in Social Work
Bachelor’s level social workers are eligible for entry-level employment in a variety of practice areas including child and family, mental health, substance abuse, medical, aging, disabilities and criminal justice. Examples of specific job titles include child protective services worker, foster care case manager, aging and disability specialist, crisis counselor, mental health case manager, discharge planner, nursing home social worker and job coach. Students are encouraged to start exploring career options early in their academic careers so they know their options by graduation.
Get Involved on Campus
The department sponsors the Sociology and Social Work Organization
, a student organization that involves students in extra-curricular activities related to sociology and social work. The organization participates in fund raising for cancer research, food drives and numerous other volunteer activities. The Phi Alpha Honor Society
provides a closer bond among students of social work and promotes humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
All social work students must complete at least 400 hours of internship in an approved agency and meet in a weekly seminar each semester that they are interning. This typically takes place during the student’s senior year and requires a formal application process. The Department of Sociology and Social Work has established relationships with numerous community agencies spanning a six-county area and involving many different client populations.
Meet Your Social Work Professors
UW-Stevens Point social work faculty have a broad range of experience within the field. Students admitted into the social work major will be assigned one of the full-time social work faculty members as an adviser. Meet your professors