Welcome to the Department of Sociology
We are among the largest and highest ranked sociology departments in the country. According to the 2013 US News and World Report Guide to Graduate Departments our program was ranked 7th among public universities and tied for 14th among all universities.
Our 42 tenured or tenure-track faculty offer undergraduates and graduate students a wide range of educational and research opportunities. Our strong scholarly reputation and Austin's rich quality of life attract leading early-career and senior sociologists and top-notch graduate students to call UT-Austin home.
Dr. Jennifer Glass is a Special Contributor for the Austin American-Statesman and addresses the effects of social research funding cuts in a recent article.
The Sociology Department congratulates the four sociology majors who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa at its fall meeting.
Teenagers continue to roam in cliques in high school, as they have for generations. Yet according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University, high school students are not choosing friends from certain categories, such as “jocks,” “goths” or “A-listers.” Instead, they are forging friendships in the types of courses they’re taking.
The project “Relationships and Health: Comparing Union Types” will assess how marriage influences health for different types of marital unions.
Anima Adjepong is the winner of the 2013 NASSS Barbara Brown Student Paper Award.