In the Department of Sociology at UNT, we offer rigorous, yet collegial undergraduate and graduate training programs. Our mission is to provide students with the conceptual and analytical tools to examine the social world using a host of theoretical and methodological approaches.
The undergraduate sociology degree focuses on developing a core set of marketable skills and allows students to investigate specific social institutions or structures of interest. The program is designed to prepare students for graduate school or professional careers in a variety of fields, including research, education, government, social services, probation, law enforcement and aging services. Learn more.
The department offers the Master of Arts, the Master of Science and and the Doctor of Philosophy, each with a major in sociology. Areas of concentration include (but are not limited to) social stratification, health and aging, and global and comparative sociology. Learn more.
Two UNT Sociology students, Leslie Davila and Ian Ambrose, have been named Student Ambassadors for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). CAS Ambassadors are the undergraduate student representatives...Read more »
Adam Okulicz- Kozaryn is an Assistant professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University – Camden Campus.Read more »
Students and Faculty presented at the 110th Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. This year the meeting was held in Chicago, Illinois and the theme was "Sexualities in the Social World".Read more »
Competing with upper classmen and students from across UNT campus, freshman honors student, Gretchen Clark, won second place at the 12th Annual University Scholars Day on April 16, 2015.Read more »
Research Colloquium at UNT:
Monday Feburary 8th, Willis Library room 340 from 3-4pm
The 96th Annual Meeting with the Southwestern Social Science Association will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 23-26, 2016. Submissions are due November 15, 2015. For more information visit: http://www.sssaonline.org and http://www.swsociology.org
The 111th Annual Meet with the American Sociological Association with be held in Seattle, Washington on August 21-25, 2016. The call for papers will launch in October 2015 for more information visit: http://www.asanet.org
Did you know?The Sociology Department is home to over 300 undergraduate students, 50 graduate students, 14 faculty, plus many affiliated faculty from other departments and TWU.