Jan 17, 2021
General Academic Building, Room 210
1155 Union Circle #305189
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.cas.unt.edu
Art Goven, Dean
Jean B. Schaake, Associate Dean
Floyd McDaniel, Associate Dean
Steven Cobb, Associate Dean
Kathryn Cullivan, Associate Dean
Programs of study
The College of Arts and Sciences, through its disciplines of humanities and arts, social sciences and sciences, offers course work leading to the following degrees:
- Master of Arts,
- Master of Fine Arts,
- Master of Science, and
- Doctor of Philosophy.
Among the more specialized master’s programs are the master’s degree with a major in English as a second language offered by the Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication and the master’s degree in speech-language pathology offered by the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.
Doctoral programs in the college typically reflect the areas of academic specialization or focus of the various departments (see individual departmental descriptions in this catalog for specific information). All areas offer challenging programs that provide students with the opportunity to become experts in their chosen fields. A major emphasis in the college is to train graduate students in the fundamentals of research and to prepare them, especially on the doctoral level, to be critical thinkers who can advance human knowledge through research.
The college is composed of 17 academic departments.
Innovative research in the arts, humanities and social sciences is under way in such areas as technical writing, regional history, health psychology and applied communication skills. Research programs in the natural sciences, mathematics and technologies cover the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and environmental science. Research initiatives within these fields include molecular biology and biotechnology, neuroscience, applied geography, environmental toxicology, artificial intelligence, environmental health, image processing, organometallic chemistry, laser and accelerator-based physics, materials characterization, and applications of geographic information systems.
For general information, contact the Toulouse Graduate School . For specific requirements for graduate degrees, contact the appropriate department chair or graduate advisor.
Professional Science Master’s degree option
The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) is an innovative graduate degree option designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. PSM degrees prepare students for science and technology careers in business, government and nonprofit organizations. PSM degrees are MS degrees in an emerging or interdisciplinary area of science, mathematics or technology and contain a set of professional skills courses selected from such areas as business, communication, policy, law and leadership. Contrary to a traditional master’s degree, a thesis is not required but a 3 or 6 semester credit hour internship is included within the science requirement. The departments of biological sciences and chemistry offer three PSM degrees:
- MS with a major in chemistry (industrial chemistry)
- MS with a major in molecular biology (biotechnology)
- MS with a major in environmental science
Additional information about these degrees can be found at www.psm.unt.edu and www.sciencemasters.com.