Department of Sociology

The Undergraduate Program

The Undergraduate Advising Office, usually located in RLP 1.216, is currently operating remotely for the semester. Advising hours remain Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, book a zoom meeting online at least one day in advance. For quick questions, contact the advisors at

Welcome to the undergraduate program of the Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. The UT Austin Sociology Department currently serves as the academic home for over 600 undergraduate majors. It places tremendous value on core training in sociological theory as well as methods and statistics at the B.A. level. It builds on that core with a variety of course offerings in areas such as criminology and deviance, demography, education, family, gender, health, politics and development, race and ethnicity, and social stratification.

The Department's undergraduate alumni go on to some of the leading graduate programs and law schools around the country, or on to productive careers in state and local governments, the private sector, and the non-profit sector. Students actively participate in research activities alongside faculty members, with the Sociology Honors Program and the Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) Sociology Honors Society serving as the cores of upper-division student activity. 

The Undergraduate Advising Office is located in RLP 1.216. Advising hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, you can book a time online, call (512) 232-6344, or stop by RLP 1.216. 

Please note: During add/drop week, advisors only see students on a walk-in basis; at other times, appointments are preferred. Students are encouraged to talk with an advisor to get a sense of the excitement, opportunities, and career options that are open to Sociology majors.

Why major in Sociology?

Major and minor requirements

Declare a minor in Sociology online

  • Department of Sociology

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