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. 

Undergraduate Program

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.

Graduate Programs

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. 


Our faculty engage in research endeavors in variety of sociology subfields from political sociology to health to family and gender issues. Learn more about their research interests and contact information by visiting the People section of our website. Click here. 

News & Events

Keeping our community and guests informed. Latest news.


Research in sociology at UNT covers a wide range of topics, from studies of individuals to organizations and the global community. Visit our Research page to see examples of recent work by our students and faculty and find opportunities for collaboration. Learn More. 

Student Spotlight

Recent PhD Grad, Corinne Ong, Studies Environmental Inequality
Last spring, Corrine Ong completed her Ph.D. after a successful defense of her dissertation, "Energy Paths and Political Commitments: Their Role...

Faculty Spotlight

Sociology Department Hires New Faculty Member, Dr. Gul Seckin
The Department is pleased to welcome its newest faculty member, Gul Seckin, who began in Fall 2014. Dr. Seckin holds a B.A. in Counseling Psychology...

Summer 2015 Classes

Bright Summer Bright Future

Don't forget to register for Summer classes by your designated deadline. Click here for a list of all Summer 2015 Sociology courses, many of which are available online. Review the Summer 2015 Registration Guideline for more information on registration deadlines. 

Fun Facts

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.