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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.

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Upcoming Events

Culture & Society Workshop: Vineet Gupta

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

The Department of Sociology's Culture & Society Workshop: Vineet Gupta, Northwestern University "The Unbearable Parochialism of Citatio...

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Gary Fine in Social Currents
Carol Heimer in Sociological Forum
Oscar Cornejo Casares at Davidson College
Nick Bascuñan-Wiley at Stony Brook University
Nielsen, Kuo, and Zhao in the Case Western Reserve Law Review

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