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

New Graduate Student, Jennifer Knudsen, Begins to Help Keep Department Web Page Up to Date
Starting this Fall graduate student Jennifer Knudsen will be working on keeping the Sociology Department Web page up to date.  The webpage is a...

Faculty Spotlight

Sociology Department Recognizes, Dr. Milan Zafirovski
 Dr. Zafiroski has been working with the department since 2000. He obtained his B.A in Economics/Marketing, his Masters in Sociology of Culture...

Sociology Ambassadors for the College of Arts and Sciences

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...

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UNT Welcomes Visitng Professor Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn

Adam Okulicz- Kozaryn is an Assistant professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University – Camden Campus.

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Students and Faculty Present at the 110th Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association

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".

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Undergraduate Honors Student Earns Second Place at University Scholars Day

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.

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Upcoming Events

Research Colloquium at UNT: Thursday 11/12 from 11:30- 12:30 pm in Chilton 363   
    - Last Meeting of the Semester: Thursday 12/3 from 11:00- 1:00 pm in Chilton 363 with snacks

UNT Toulouse Annual Graduate Exhibition will be held in early March 2016.  Research posters are due Mid-January, 2016. For more information visit: http://tsgs.unt.edu/exhibition/

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   

Spring 2016 Classes

Don't forget to register for Spring classes by your designated deadline. Click here for a list of all Spring 2016 Sociology courses, many of which are available online. Review the Spring 2016 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.