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Welcome to the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette. We are a multidisciplinary department with faculty trained in anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, law, social work and sociology.

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Major declaration form - Submit a hard copy of the form to the SOCS Department Office (Lalumiere Hall 340) or by email to Greg Deuchars.

Minor declaration form - Submit a hard copy to the College Office (Sensenbrenner 103) or by email to asrecords@marquette.edu.  

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In the News

Dr. Louise Cainkar awarded Way Klingler Fellowship

Anthropology student Sarah Kirkwood named Marquette Student Employee of the Year

Dr. McCarthy named Corporate Power Fellow at Roosevelt Institute

Dr. Louise Cainkar's restorative Afghan project funded by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Archewell Foundaiton

Dr. McCarthy consulted on key sections in the Public Banking Act of 2023

SOWJ student Alma Sandoval Garcia was featured in a story about DACA students grappling with uncertainty.

CRLS student Jenny Fuller and CJDA students Merrissa Kamke and Zach Murray present research at annual conference of the Wisconsin Sociological Association

Dr. Michael McCarthy named an Economic Institutions Fellow at the Paris-based think tank, Democracy Next

Dr. Jane Peterson's Archaeology Lab and Bronzeville research featured on MU TV segment

Dr. Louise Cainkar's book, Sajjilu: A Reader in SWANA Studies, receives 2023 Honorable Mention from Arab American National Museum.

Dr. Alex Crampton's transformative approach to conflict on campus featured in Marq Magazine

Dr. David Nowacek and Dr. Tim Tharp's  feasibility study of a campus-wide geothermal system at Marquette featured in the Journal Sentinel

Dr. Dawne Moon writes about support for anti-drag legislation among Evangelical Christians

Dr. Darren Wheelock and team are awarded 2 grants to expand the Education Preparedness Program (EPP), an initiative that will help those impacted by incarceration succeed in higher education

Dr. Heather Hlavka's book Bodies in Evidence awarded Senior Book Award by American Ethnological Society

Prof. Wendy Volz Daniels awarded the Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ Faculty Colleague Award

COSC student Riley Keating ('23) describes research project completed with Dr. Aleks Snowden during summer data science REU

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