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Sociology at NIU

Department News

Congratulations to Profs. Cassandra Crawford, Shane Sharp and Simon Weffer on promotion to Associate Professor and tenure!

Congratulations Jack King on being named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Director of Professional Development

Prof. Carol Walther has been named Sociology Computer Lab coordinator.

Prof. Shane Sharp has been named Director of Graduate Studies



More About Sociology?

Want to learn more about Sociology? Learn why Sociology is a perfect major for the 21st Century including what students have to say and sociology career paths

NIU Sociology introduces a new Certificate in Criminology.

Do you want to become a Sociology Major, declare a Minor, or speak to an advisor?  Or are you interested in our graduate program?

Department newsletter: The Social Network


Events & Engagement

Aug. 26 from 12-3 pm in Neptune Hall Courtyard Student Welcome Reception (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)  

Sociology Welcome Back Cookout is Weds., Sept. 2 @ 1145am-1pm in the Zulauf Courtyard.  Come meet other sociology students and mingle with your professors.  We want to meet you!  Free Food for Soc students!

Sociology Club meets on the first and third Fridays of the month from noon to 1:00 pm in Watson 110.  Come get involved in your student organization.  Have fun and make a difference!

Mark your calendars!  Sociology Week is planned for October 19-23, 2015

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