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:
Students can gain hands-on experience through an internship, working under the supervision of social-service professionals in a variety of agencies and organizations.
- 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.
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 UW-Stevens Point
social work program is accredited by 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.
Criminal Justice and Social Science in Health
The Department of Sociology and Social Work offers minors in in criminal justice,
social science in health. These minors may be appealing to sociology and social work students, as well as students completing other majors at UW-Stevens Point.
Students may participate in student-led and faculty-mentored research with the opportunity to present at the annual College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium and other venues.
Social Justice Statement of Solidarity with Racial Equality Movements
and Social Work Department at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is
committed to an environment that values and respects people of all races,
socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, gender identities, sexual
orientations, cultural backgrounds, religions, abilities, ages, and
nationalities. Department members will demonstrate our commitment to diversity
through our teaching, scholarship, and service to the campus and communities
beyond. As a community, we oppose all expressions of bigotry and hate. In line
with the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the National Association
of Social Workers (NASW), we are proud of and support our community members who
have been standing up against recent expressions of bigotry, racism, white
supremacy, and hatred on our campus, community, and larger society.
To read our
full statement of solidarity with racial equality movements, please click on