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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.
Graduate student Marin Wenger wins best student paper award of the American Society of Criminology Graduate student Marin Wenger wins best student paper award of the American Society of Criminology
Sep 10, 2014
American Black Women Face Grim Unemployment Statistics
Niki Dickerson VonLockette, associate professor of labor and employment relations and sociology, quoted in International Business Times. Sep 09, 2014
Study to look at financial impact of gas boom
A team of Penn State researchers, including Associate Professor Molly Martin, are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps children and families in regions where companies are drilling. Sep 03, 2014
New Faculty Member: David Ramey New Faculty Member: David Ramey
The Department of Sociology and Criminology is pleased to announce that David Ramey has joined our faculty as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology. Aug 27, 2014
How parents juggle work hours may influence kids' weight
Research by Professor Molly Martin featured on Penn State Live. Aug 26, 2014
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Upcoming Events
2014 Symposium on Family Issues- Gender and Couple Relationships
Penn State's 22nd Annual Symposium on Family Issues will be held October 13th and 14th. Oct 13, 2014 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM — Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom
9th Annual De Jong Lecture Social Demography
Well Being in Same-Sex Relationships Nov 05, 2014 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM — Nittany Lion Inn
2014 Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture
Nov 10, 2014 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 102 Thomas Building
The Clifford C. Clogg Lunch Lecture
Nov 11, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 302 Pond Lab
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