The UWM Department of Sociology welcomes you! Sociologists try to look systematically at the world, to go beyond "common sense" and "what everybody knows" in order to uncover the fundamental patterns that shape our interdependent lives. The sociology department can help you learn how to look at the world in a new way. We provide relevant, engaged, and challenging courses for undergraduate majors and minors, for graduate students, and for the student body at large. Every year more than 3,600 students enroll in our courses.