Sociology



Sociology students at UW-Stevens Point prepare for careers in community and human service, law enforcement and criminal justice, public service, teaching, general business and management. Sociology is also used as a liberal arts foundation for other specialties such as advertising, business, counseling, engineering, journalism, medicine, planning, public affairs, radio/TV, religion and social services. The sociology degree is offered at both the Stevens Point and Wausau campuses.

Explore Career Opportunities in Sociology

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.

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. UW-Stevens Point also sponsors a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta honor society, an organization that acknowledges and promotes excellence in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that will lead to involvement in the human condition.

More opportunities can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Community organizations and agencies serving youths, seniors and other residents in need of assistance are important resources for field-experience courses and internships for sociology students. 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 Sociology Professors

All faculty members in the Department of Sociology and Social Work hold a Ph.D. Our diverse faculty, with backgrounds from around the U.S. and around the world, has expertise in a wide range of subjects including gender and sexuality, immigration and migration, sociology of religion, medical sociology, criminology and more. Students majoring in sociology are assigned a sociology adviser at the beginning of their junior year. Meet your professors!





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