Sociologist Studies Mass Murder to Predict and Prevent Genocide 3 NSF dissertation grants awarded! Congratulations to Ruth Peterson on being elected President of the American society of Criminology Welcome to our faculty Hollie Nyseth Brehm! Congratulations to Jill Yavorsky, recipient of a 2014 Graduate Teaching Award Congratulations to Brianne Pragg, Denman Award Winner! Chris Browning and colleagues use smartphones to collect data to study risk behaviors and health in Columbus Vinnie Roscigno inaugurate and co-edits new sociology journal, Sociology Currents, from the Southern Sociological Society Korie Edwards's research funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. for The Religious Leadership & Diversity Project THE RISE OF WOMEN: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What it Means for American Schools by Thomas A. DiPrete and Claudia Buchmann

The fascination of Sociology lies in the fact that its perspective makes us see in a new light the very world in which we have lived all our lives. ~ Peter Berger

 

OSU Sociology is a leading department in the nation in terms of faculty research and graduate and undergraduate programs. Our Ph.D. program is ranked 17th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2014).  Our undergraduate program is one of the largest on campus, with about 1,000 Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, and Public Health Sociology majors.  Our faculty have research expertise in diverse areas with strengths in stratification and inequality, community and urban sociology, criminology, population and health, education, family, occupations and work and political sociology. Among 118 National Research Council-ranked sociology programs nationwide, we are in the top 10 percent in terms of publications per faculty and percent of faculty with grants.

 

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