Chilton Hall, Room 300
1155 Union Circle #311157
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.unt.edu/soci
Daniel G. Rodeheaver, Chair
Helen Potts, Director of Graduate Studies
The department offers graduate programs in sociology.
Areas of concentration include (but are not limited to) social inequality, health and illness, and globalization and developing societies.
Research in sociology at UNT covers a wide range of topics, from studies of individuals to organizations and the global community. Examples include studies of sustainable societies and social interactions of individuals within organizations, such as the study of the effects of nurses aides’ empowerment on job performance and the determinants of racial identities in the United States. Studies of whole organizations and social institutions includes the study of work teams in nursing homes, racially integrated churches and environmental groups. Studies of global communities include assessments of disaster preparedness, determinants of ecological sustainability and the worldwide impact of HIV/AIDS. Faculty also publish theoretically oriented research that addresses fundamental debates within the discipline of sociology. Faculty apply for and obtain research grants from funding sources such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Commonwealth Fund. Doctoral students are expected to engage in research with their faculty mentors and to conduct independent research projects.
ProgramsMaster’s DegreeDoctorateGraduate Minor