Learn about people's behavior and how it influences the world at UW-Stevens Point

Social science is the study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us. Bringing together the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Geography and Geology, the UW-Stevens Point School of Behavioral and Social Sciences prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Graduates of the school possess strong research and writing skills, are problem solvers, and have well-developed higher-level thinking ability.  

At UW-Stevens Point we are passionate about student success. With personal attention from faculty and staff, let us help you gain the skills needed for the jobs of today and prepare you for the jobs of tomorrow.

Areas of study

The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers the following degrees: 

The school offers minors in psychology, neuroscience and behavior, sociology, social science in health, criminal justice, political science, public administration and policy analysis, and earth science.  It also administers an associate degree in human services, and certificates in international relations and geographic information systems.

Gain experience outside the classroom

School of Behavioral and Social Sciences faculty and staff maintain relationships with a wide variety of local and regional partners to provide students with field-experience courses and internships.

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.

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