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 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. 

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Ami Moore Researches Sexual Behaviors in men in Togo and Ghana
Dr. Ami Moore, a native Togolese, examines the unique realities experienced by young, adult men who have sex with other men (MSM) in resource-poor...

Student Spotlight

Fall Graduate, Dr. Ziyanak, Analyzes Delinquency and Social Bonding among Kurdish Teens
This December, under the direction of Dr. Dan Rodeheaver, Dr. Sebahattin Ziyanak graduated from the Sociology Doctoral Program and “walked...

Enroll in Summer Classes Today!

Click here for a list of all Summer 2014 Sociology courses, many of which are available online. 

Fun Facts

Did you know?The Sociology Department is home to over 300 undergraduate students, 50 graduate students, 12 faculty, plus many affiliated faculty from other departments and TWU.