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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
Immigration Working Group
Apr 06, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 605 Oswald Tower
Inequality, Inaccessibility, Injustice
The Penn State Social Thought Program Annual Conference Apr 10, 2015 05:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Foster Auditorium, East Paterno Library
Brown Bag with David Kirk
“The Consequences of Concentrating Former Prisoners in the Same Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment” Apr 14, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 302 Pond Lab
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