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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).


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.
Here are the programs Department of Sociology and Social Work students pursue.


The department offers majors in sociology and social work. 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.

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.

Students interested in the social work major can find more information about the online application process and the application form. Contact the department if you have any questions at 715-346-3060 or​.

Our social work program is also on Facebook!

Criminal Justice, Native American Studies and Social Sciences in Health

Minors are available in criminal justice, sociology, Native American studies, and social science in health. 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. 

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!