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Hours of community service provided by UW-Stevens Point sociology and social work students in 2014.
UW-Stevens Point students inducted into sociology and social work honor societies in 2014, 14 for Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology) and 22 for Phi Alpha (social work).


Kate Kipp
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Kate Kipp
Professor Kipp joined the department in January 2019. Prior to teaching, she spent 16 years as an advanced practice social worker in the public sector and she specifically worked in child welfare, youth justice, and program development and evaluation.

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:

  • 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.
Students can gain hands-on experience through an internship program, working under the supervision of social-service professionals in a variety of agencies and organizations. 


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.

Social Work

The UW-Stevens Point social work program is accredited with 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.

Our social work program is also on Facebook!

Criminal Justice, Native American Studies and Social Sciences in Health

The Department of Sociology and Social Work offers minors in in criminal justice, sociology, Native American studies, and 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.

Research opportunities

The department also houses the Center for the Small City, which administers an interdisciplinary minor in small-city analysis and directs students majoring in disciplines such as political science, public administration and policy analysis, sociology, geography, economics and natural resources.


Sociology student Madalyne Fielder making the papers!

Spring 2018 annual overnight field trip to Chicago: Urban Diversity and Environmenal Justice

Wisconsin Sociological Association press release regarding UW-Stevens Point decision to cut programs.

Professor David Barry has received the 2018 University Excellence in Teaching Award.

Ms. Karin Hyler has received the 2018 Outstanding Work Performance Award.

Spring 2018 Event: "What Can I Do with a Sociology Degree?"

Fall 2017 field trip to Milwaukee: Urban Poverty and Sustainability

Professor Sue Bailey presented “the Opioid Epidemic in the U.S. and Wisconsin” in the 2017-2018 UWSP College of Letters and Science Community Lecture Series

Professor Amy Zlimen Consults with Chinese University

Professor Tori Jennings has been selected as a recipient of the University Leadership Mentor Award!

Professor Dorothy De Boer has received the 2017 University Service Award!