Welcome to the Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is among the largest and highest-ranked Sociology departments in the country. According to the 2013 US News and World Report Guide to Graduate Departments, UT Austin Sociology was ranked 7th among public universities and tied for 14th among all universities.
The Department's 42 tenured or tenure-track 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.
The American Society of Criminology interviewed Mark Warr for its Oral History Criminology Project.
Mary Rose and co-investigator Shari Diamond are cited in Slate's article on the "magic question" in jury selection.
The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if that possibility were available to them, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California-Santa Barbara.
David Pedulla is a recipient of a grant from the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.
Harel Shapira received the Guggenheim Fellowship for his project “An Education in Violence: Teaching and Learning to Kill in Central Texas.”