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​​Majors in the Department


Professional employment in sociology usually requires graduate preparation at the master's or Ph.D. level. Entry level positions for bachelor's degree majors in sociology are most numerous in the public sector and may involve case work, program planning, development and evaluation, agency-based or outreach services, survey research and statistical analysis. Employment opportunities are sensitive to changes in public funding and graduates may find narrow choice of location. Students planning to teach at the secondary level frequently find it helpful to obtain certification in additional teaching areas. Sociology is also used as a liberal arts foundation in combination with other specialties in such diverse fields as Advertising, Business, Counseling, Engineering, Journalism, Law and Criminal Justice, Medicine, Planning, Public Affairs, Radio-TV, Religion, and Social Services.
For many years, students preparing for careers in social work, community and human service, law enforcement and criminal justice, public service, teaching, research, general business and management have chosen our major and minor programs as part of their undergraduate preparation.

For more information about course work required to complete a Sociology Major, and suggested course sequence, please click here.

Social Work

Click here for a brief power point presentation on the social work program at UWSP.

Becoming a professional social worker can be a positive step toward a very rewarding career that can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and society as a whole. As a helping profession, social work involves working with people from diverse backgrounds in a variety of situations and across a multitude of practice settings. With a focus on enhancing human well-being, social workers strive to meet the needs of all people and to empower those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and/or living in poverty. The social work curriculum at UW-Stevens Point is designed to prepare students for entry-level professional social work as well as graduate study in social work. The social work major consists of a minimum of 39 credits of core social work courses, ten credits of required supporting courses, and six credits of electives, for a total of 55 credits.

NOTE: Applications for the Social Work Major WILL NOT be accepted unless they are submitted electronically. Please contact Amy Boelk ( if you have any questions.

For more information about course work required to complete a Social Work Major, suggested course sequence, the Social Work Student Handbook, and important application forms, please click here.

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