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.