Students walk across the North Park Street pedestrian overpass bridge that links Bascom Hill, at left, and the Mosse Humanities Building, at right
Framed by orange autumn leaves, the Carillon Tower at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ivan Ermakoff, professor of sociology, teaches a Political Sociology class in Sewell Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 17, 2016. Ermakoff is one of twelve 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients.

We are proud to be consistently ranked as a top Sociology department in the country, excelling in a wide variety of intellectual pursuits.

“Guided by the Wisconsin Idea of service to the citizens of Wisconsin and beyond, the Department of Sociology conducts world-class research on important local and global social issues and prepares students for meaningful careers and lives of engaged citizenship.”
- Mission Statement of the Department of Sociology

Our department is a well-knit community of faculty, staff, and students.  Under our umbrella, we pursue research that is leading many sociological subfields in new and different directions. We emphasize teaching and public service as well as research. Indeed, we draw no hard boundaries between our research, teaching, and service missions. We value and promote methodological, social, and cultural diversity.

Departments of Sociology &

Community & Environmental Sociology

New Graduate Student Welcome
Monday, 26 August 2019

 Orientation, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room 354 Agricultural Hall

Graduate Student Panel, 4:00-5:00 pm, Room 354 Agricultural Hall

Mentor-Mentee Gathering, 5:15-6:30 pm, Memorial Union Terrace

Fall Picnic Friday, September 6, 2019

5:00pm-7:30pm,  Burrows Park Shelter

UW students at Union South patio



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