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Why Study Sociology at Northwestern?

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As the broadest of all of the social sciences, Sociology provides a wide range of practical and marketable skills, including critical analysis, statistical methods, theory, and field research.

Our majors have gone on to work in law, medicine and public health, consulting, finance, non-profit and public administration, social network research, culture, and the arts.


The Department of Sociology hosts weekly colloquia, in which speakers from a variety of distinguished institutions from the United States and other countries address a wide range of compelling topics. The colloquium occurs every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Parkes Hall room 222, on the Evanston Campus.

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Upcoming Events

Culture Workshop

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

The Culture and Society Workshop is an interdisciplinary workshop for advanced graduate students and faculty whose research involves th...

Problem-Solving Workshop

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Evanston

This workshop uses sociological theories to solve real-world problems, and uses attempts to solve real-world problems as a way to advan...

Applied Quantitative Methods Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Evanston

The Applied Quantitative Methods Workshop is a joint effort by the Sociology and Political Science Departments aimed at promoting stude...

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