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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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Dr. Derek Kreager receives NIJ grant for Women’s Prison Inmate Networks Study  Dr. Derek Kreager receives NIJ grant for Women’s Prison Inmate Networks Study
Dr. Derek Kreager and a team of researchers recently received a three-year National Institute of Justice grant for their project, “Understanding Incarceration and Re-Entry Experiences of Female Inmates and their Children: The Women’s Prison Inmate Networks Study (WO-PINS).” Sep 22, 2016
New Study by Benjamin Gurrentz Featured in the Huffington Post New Study by Benjamin Gurrentz Featured in the Huffington Post
Sep 20, 2016
 The Association of Religion Data Archives receives Lilly Endowment funding The Association of Religion Data Archives receives Lilly Endowment funding
Sep 16, 2016
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Upcoming Events
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
11th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography
Social Integration and Health from Adolescence into Adulthood Nov 11, 2016 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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