UWM School & College Realignment: The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, School of Education and School of Information Studies will be housed under the new College of Community Engagement and Professions on July 1, 2023. Learn more.

One of the first schools in the nation to combine social work and criminal justice, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare supports a variety of undergraduate, graduate and certificate program options.

As a student, you will be in an ideal place to learn and grow. Coursework is geared toward real-life, practical applications and students are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities where they can make professional connections outside the classroom.

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