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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.
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Global Programs hosts CIC summit on international student integration Global Programs hosts CIC summit on international student integration
Penn State’s Global Programs hosted the third annual meeting of a CIC summit on integration programming April 7-8 at University Park. Generous support from the Center for Global Studies, the College of Liberal Arts, World in Conversation and Student Affairs made the summit possible. May 02, 2016
Strong evidence for double standards among adolescents regarding sex Strong evidence for double standards among adolescents regarding sex
Derek Kreager, associate professor of sociology and criminology, and a team of researchers discovered the gender inequities after analyzing close to 1,000 adolescents Apr 22, 2016
Dr. Corina Graif receives Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success Dr. Corina Graif receives Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success
Apr 20, 2016
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Upcoming Events
Undergraduate Commencement Reception
May 07, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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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