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About Us

Department Overview

Doctor Toni Watt
Department Chair - Dr. Toni Watt

Are you interested in the way humans get along - or sometimes don't get along? Does studying the whirlwinds of modern life - and how people react to them - appeal to you? Are you open to solving society's problems from a variety of different angles?

If so, the Department of Sociology at Texas State is the right place for you. Sociology is the study of group life, combining a wide range of skills and a diverse range of topics, from urban life to healthcare to community responses to disasters. 

You'll have a chance to study with a diverse and passionate faculty, one with interests as wide-ranging as industrial organization, family issues and popular culture. You'll learn skills in collecting and managing data. You'll be well qualified for a wide range of jobs. And you'll get a chance to make a difference. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an environment conducive to intellectual exchange characterized by innovative and outstanding:

• Teaching and curricula 
• Service to students and community 
• Scholarship and research 
• Sociological practice and internships 
• Commitment to multiculturalism and diversity

Vision Statement

Our vision is to become a premier sociology department providing nationally and internationally recognized academic programs.

Multicultural Policy

Texas State believes that freedom of thought, innovation and creativity are fundamental characteristics of a community of scholars. To promote such a learning environment, the university has a special responsibility to seek cultural diversity, to instill a global perspective in its students, and to nurture sensitivity, tolerance, and mutual respect. Discrimination against or harassment of individual on the basis of ethnicity, sex, religion, or race is inconsistent with the purposes of the university.

University Policies

Student Fitness & Performance

Electronic Device Classroom Policy