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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.
News
Dr. John Iceland elected Vice President of  the Population Association of America Dr. John Iceland elected Vice President of the Population Association of America
Aug 26, 2016
Former Friends, ex-dates More Likely to Turn into Teen Cybertormentors Former Friends, ex-dates More Likely to Turn into Teen Cybertormentors
In terms of dating partners, young people often have resentful and hurt feelings as a result of a breakup, and they may take out these feelings on a former partner via cyber aggression. Aug 22, 2016
Data on Taxi Routes and Points of Interest May Improve Crime Predictions Data on Taxi Routes and Points of Interest May Improve Crime Predictions
Big data projects could improve understanding of crime and help communities and police to use their resources to more efficiently, said Jessie Li, assistant professor of information sciences and technology. Aug 17, 2016
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Upcoming Events
Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival
All Penn State students are invited to learn about the majors and resources in the College of the Liberal Arts. Students can bring their resume to the Career Enrichment Network tent to have a recruiter review it. There will also be free food, games, and prizes. Sep 08, 2016 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Pattee Mall
2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Population Health Conference
Persistent and Emerging Issues in Population Health Science Sep 19, 2016 - Sep 21, 2016 — Nittany Lion Inn, University Park Campus
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
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