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    Jul 20, 2019  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Public Affairs and Community Service


Main Office
Chilton Hall, Room 209

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311340
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2239

Web site: www.pacs.unt.edu

Thomas L. Evenson, Dean

Nicole Dash, Associate Dean

 

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service is composed of academic departments and institutes, which house graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as research institutes and centers that support the college’s mission. Departments in the college offer programs in applied anthropology; audiology; long-term care, senior housing and aging services; behavior analysis; criminal justice; public administration; public administration and management; rehabilitation counseling; and speech-language pathology.

The faculty of the college also participates in the master’s degree program with a major in interdisciplinary studies offered through the Graduate School. See the Toulouse Graduate School section of this catalog for more information about this degree program.

The Department of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions offers a special certificate program for rehabilitation facility administrators, workshop managers and supervisors that focuses on administrative, management and supervisory principles and practices. The department participates in the PhD program in counseling.

The Department of Behavior Analysis offers a sequence of applied behavior analysis courses on early intensive intervention for children with autism and participates in the PhD program in information science.

The Department of Criminal Justice participates in the PhD program in information science.

Students in other fields may minor in any of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service degree programs with consent of the minor professor.

Programs in Applied Gerontology

Faculty Main Offices:
Chilton Hall, Room 302


Administrative Main Office:
Chilton Hall, Room 209


Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #310919
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-369-7349
Fax: 940-565-4663

Web site: http://gerontology.pacs.unt.edu

 

Nicole Dash, Director

The primary objective of the degree programs in applied gerontology is to provide preparation for professionals in the field of gerontology. Programs prepare students to be administrators of long-term care and retirement facilities, home health care agencies, and therapeutic day care centers; to participate in the planning, coordination and administration of public and private programs in gerontology; and to hold aging-related positions in business and industry.

University library holdings in gerontology are extensive as a result of systematic acquisitions beginning in the early 1960s. In addition, the nationally recognized Gerontological Film Collection, available through the Media Library, holds more than 400 titles.

Students in other fields may minor in applied gerontology at the master’s or doctoral level.

Research

Research in applied gerontology is concerned with various social, psychological and policy aspects of aging. Faculty members currently are investigating accessibility of the health care delivery system for vulnerable populations, images of aging in film and literature, ethical issues in geriatric service delivery, sustainable senior communities, senior reengagement and volunteerism, aging services and policy, healthy lifestyle in the aged, aging and developmental disabilities, mediation and conflict resolution, and integrating community-based and residential programs for the aged.

Department of Behavior Analysis

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Department of Community and Professional Programs

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Department of Criminal Justice

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Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation

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Department of Public Administration

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Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

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