Thinking about majoring in Social Work or Criminal Justice? Here’s information to help you decide:
- The Social Work Student
- Enrolled students are trained as generalists to work to encourage change within individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students may work with various client groups that provide services for children, victims of intimate partner violence, the elderly, individuals with alcohol and other drug issues, and the homeless. By graduation, students are solidly prepared for a wide range of careers.
- The Social Work Professional
Our graduates have impressive careers — many have gone on to become trauma specialists, medical social workers, child welfare workers, family counselors, educators, and more.
Specific Jobs Include:
Social Work Employment Websites
Social Work Professional Associations
- The Criminal Justice Student
- Enrolled students study three broad areas: law enforcement, which upholds the law; the courts, which safeguard the judicial process; and corrections, which provide societal protection and rehabilitation. By the time they graduate, students are prepared to work in courts, jails and within law enforcement agencies.
- The Criminal Justice Professional
Our graduates have impressive careers — many have gone on to become FBI agents, investigators, crime analysts, police officers, and more.
Specific Jobs Include:
- ATF Special Agent
- Border Protection Agent
- Campus Police Officer
- CIA Agent
- Corrections Officer
- Court Reporter
- Crime Analyst
- Death Investigator
- DEA Special Agent
- FBI Agent
- Forensic Investigator
- Forensic Toxicologist
- Homeland Security Agent
- IRS Criminal Investigator
- Juvenile Probation Officer
- Law Clerk
- Loss Prevention Investigator
- Military Officer
- Park Ranger
- Police Chief
- Police Detective
- Police Officer
- Postal Inspector
- Pre-Trial Services Officer
- Private Security Officer
- Probation Counselor
- Public Safety Officer
- Secret Service Agent
- State Trooper
- U.S. Marshal
- Victim Services Specialist
- Youth Care Counselor
Criminal Justice Employment Websites
Criminal Justice Professional Associations
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
- American Correctional Association
- American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
- American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon
- Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
- International Association of Chiefs of Police
- National Criminal Justice Association
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service
- National Sheriffs’ Association
The top 10 reasons to choose HBSSW & UWM
Our Campus Our bustling research campus lies in the heart of an attractive residential neighborhood that borders Lake Michigan and boasts a blend of charming homes, coffee shops, restaurants, and more. The City Milwaukee is a big city offering incredible opportunities, such as our world-renowned art museum, professional athletics, theaters, concerts, and festivals. Nationally Ranked The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is home to a social work program that offers 300+ field placement opportunities and a criminal justice program that offers the most comprehensive crime analysis program in the nation. Flexible Programs We offer online, blended, weekend, and evening programs in criminal justice and social work. Scholarships We offer a variety of exclusive scholarships and paid work opportunities to students.
Commitment to Diversity UWM is the most diverse of the 13 UW System campuses, and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Field Instruction and Affiliations Our social work field and criminal justice field agency partners offer supervised, professional experience for students to begin applying what they’ve learned. Recognized Faculty Our faculty have earned international and national recognition for their accomplishments in applied gerontology, behavioral health addictions, child welfare, and school violence. We are one of two UW System doctoral-granting research universities. Tradition of Excellence UWM was founded 60 years ago on a belief that a great city needed a great university.
- Phone: (414) 229-4852
Fax: (414) 229-5311
- Social Work and Criminal Justice Advising
Enderis Hall 1110, (414) 229-4852
- Career Planning and Resource Center
Mellencamp Hall 128, (414) 229-4486
- Office of Undergraduate Research
Bolton Hall 192, (414) 229-2666
- Social Work 100 is a survey course focused on the development of human service institutions and occupations.
- This class is offered online.
- This is the perfect class to gauge your interest in the Criminal Justice major.
- Criminal Justice 110 has no prerequisites and fulfills a GER.