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Hours of service provided by UW-Stevens Point sociology and social work student interns in 2019.
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Community agencies hosting sociology, social work and criminal justice student interns in 2019.

Spotlight

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, working under the supervision of social-service professionals in a variety of agencies and organizations. 

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.

Social Work

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, sociology, 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

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.