Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

The Sociology Department office is open between 9-4 on Monday-Friday during the semester. All staff are currently working in person and remotely, so please contact us via email if you have any questions or need assistance.

The department is abiding by all official university and government policies and guidelines effective immediately, including those pertaining to travel, visitors, meetings, and events, in addition to research and instruction. For the latest updates, please refer to the university webpage.

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is among the largest and highest-ranked Sociology departments in the country. The US News and World Report Guide to Graduate Departments ranks UT Austin Sociology 6th among public universities, and tied for 11th among all universities.

The Department's faculty offer undergraduate and graduate students a wide range of educational and research opportunities.  The Department's strong scholarly reputation and Austin's rich quality of life attract leading early-career and senior sociologists and top-notch students to call UT Austin home.

Why major in Sociology?

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Sociology Department Ph.D. job candidates

Umberson, González-López, Glass

Interviews with Deb Umberson, Gloria González-López, and Jennifer Glass in celebration of their lifetime ASA achievement awards:

Deb Umberson

Gloria González-López

Jennifer Glass

Undergraduate Advising

Graduate Advising

Undergraduate Blog

Graduate Blog

Pamela Paxton

Chair of Sociology

Pamela Paxton
The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most highly ranked Sociology departments in the country.
  • Department of Sociology

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E 23rd St, A1700
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712-1086