Department of Sociology

The Undergraduate Program

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. Students have also recently created and developed Sociological Insight, a national, peer-reviewed journal of undergraduate sociological research.

The Undergraduate Advising Office is located in CLA 1.216. Advising hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The undergraduate advisors are Debbie Rothschild and Katie O'Donnell. Students are encouraged to come by to get a sense of the excitement, opportunities, and career options that are open to Sociology majors.

  • Department of Sociology

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