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Located in Wisconsin’s largest city, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW-Milwaukee provides an ideal setting to study social work and criminal justice and criminology. We offer students a range of exciting academic options and opportunities to make connections through internships.

Our close-knit social welfare community provides students with the education, mentorship and opportunities to launch their career. Students develop a strong understanding of social welfare theory, while acquiring the skills to apply that knowledge in the real world. Students benefit from accessible faculty and are vital contributors to faculty research.

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Undergraduate Information Sessions

Attend an undergraduate information session to learn more about our programs. Academic advisors can answer your questions about pursuing the criminal justice or social work major at UW-Milwaukee.

Sessions are available on select Thursdays at 2:15 p.m. with the option to add on a campus tour.

Graduate Information Sessions

We invite you to attend an online information session where you can learn about master’s degree programs in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

Meet with current students, alumni and faculty.

Academic Advising

Academic advisors can assist you with course planning, registration, degree requirements, campus policies and more.

Academic advising is also available for prospective transfer students from other universities or UWM programs who are interested in the criminal justice and social work majors.


Criminal Justice & Criminology

The criminal justice and criminology program at UW-Milwaukee has strong connections to agencies, police departments, businesses and government entities throughout Wisconsin. Each spring, students and alumni network with representatives from these entities at the Criminal Justice Career Day Fair.

Social Work

Discover this fast-growing profession! As an undergraduate social work student, you will be trained as a generalist who encourages change within individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. You’ll learn to examine social problems in cultural, historical and current political contexts.