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


Professor Margaret Kubek joined the department in spring 2020. She is currently working toward a PhD in Social Welfare from UW-Milwaukee. Her social work experience is predominantly in the realm of school social work and program development/coordination.
Dr. Tara Anderson joined the department in Fall 2020. She has her DSW from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Her social work practice experience is primarily focused in the areas of substance use and mental health recovery.

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 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.


Social Justice Statement of Solidarity with Racial Equality Movements


The Sociology and Social Work Department at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is committed to an environment that values and respects people of all races, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, religions, abilities, ages, and nationalities. Department members will demonstrate our commitment to diversity through our teaching, scholarship, and service to the campus and communities beyond. As a community, we oppose all expressions of bigotry and hate. In line with the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), we are proud of and support our community members who have been standing up against recent expressions of bigotry, racism, white supremacy, and hatred on our campus, community, and larger society.

To read our full statement of solidarity with racial equality movements, please click on this link.