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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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Laura Acosta-Gonzalez and Stefan Vogler win Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Prize
Rights on Trial by Ellen Berrey, Bob Nelson, and Laura Beth Nielsen receives honorable mention from Sociology of Law section of ASA
Kat Albrecht receives Richard Block Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research
Alumni Jessica Koski (Ph.D. 2015) named Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

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