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A Message from the Department Head Welcome to Penn State’s Department of Sociology & Criminology.
Our Faculty Are Leaders in Their Fields Our faculty have nationally recognized strengths in criminology, demography, family sociology, social inequality, and quantitative methods.
We Rank Among the Best We are a department committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. Rankings by the National Research Council consistently show that our programs are among the top in the nation.
Our Students Receive an Exceptional Education We have over 9,000 alumni working around the world. Currently there are over 750 undergraduate majors in our department.
Upcoming Events
Penn State's 24th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues
Topic: Sleep across the Life Course: Family Influences and Impact Oct 24, 2016 - Oct 25, 2016 — Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom, University Park Campus, PA
Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography
Tentative Title: "How are social and environmental experiences during the transition from adolescence into young adulthood associated with health in adulthood?" Nov 11, 2016 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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