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    University of North Texas
    Jun 24, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sociology

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Departmental Office
Chilton Hall, Room 300

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311157
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Web site:

Daniel G. Rodeheaver, Chair



The Department of Sociology offers a variety of degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in sociology; a Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in sociology; a Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS), both with majors in sociology; and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a major in sociology.

Faculty teach and conduct research in a variety of areas, including sustainable societies, sociology of disaster, globalization, medical sociology, sociology of the family, sociology of culture, environmental sociology, economic sociology, sociology of religion, sociology of education and other topics.

The undergraduate degree with a major in sociology focuses on developing a core set of marketable skills required by all sociologists and then allows students to investigate specific social institutions or structures of interest. Through a combination of required and elective courses, students develop well-rounded skills, grounded in both theory and research methods.

The program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in sociology or for professional careers in a variety of fields, including research, education, government, social services, probation, law enforcement and aging services. A minor in sociology provides useful background for those pursuing a degree in areas such as business, psychology, art, communications, education and music.

Degree Plan

Degree plans are worked out in consultation with the undergraduate faculty advisor, Dr. Helen Potts. Call 940-565-2296 or e-mail





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