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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
Criminology Forum: Shannon Monnat, Ph.D.
Deaths of Despair from the Cities to the Hollers: Understanding Spatial Differences in U.S. Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Mortality Feb 27, 2017 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM — 406 Oswald Tower
2017 Colloquium Series - Paul J. DiMaggio
"Interaction Ritual Threads: Predicting Sustained Dialogue in a Company-Wide Discussion" Mar 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 302 Pond Lab
2017 Colloquium Series Welcomes Steven Alvarado
Apr 05, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 406 Oswald Tower
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