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    Aug 13, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health and Public Service


Main Office
Chilton Hall, Room 289

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311340
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2239
Fax: 940-565-4663

Web site: www.hps.unt.edu

HPS Undergraduate Advising
Chilton Hall, Room 112

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305248
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-4115
Fax: 940-565-2352

Nicole Dash, Dean

Chandra Carey, Academic Associate Dean
Julia Heck, Associate Dean for Research

 

The College of Health and Public Service is composed of seven academic departments and several centers and community-based programs. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs focus primarily on applied behavioral and professional disciplines. Degree programs are designed to integrate theory and practice and include a strong emphasis on student participation in the Dallas–Fort Worth region and beyond. Graduates are prepared to address diverse and complex social issues such as aging, disability, disaster management and recovery, criminal justice, health disparities, and public safety, and find solutions to challenges in public administration, public health, and urban design. We have seven academic departments with undergraduate and graduate programs, the Center for Public Management, the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, UNT WISE and a number of professional development and clinical training programs to facilitate careers to address a global society. Further information on graduate degrees is available in the Graduate Catalog.

HPS students are trained to lead nonprofits, become educators, researchers and professionals who strengthen the diverse communities we serve, with thoughtful, inclusive, and equitable practices as audiologists, behavior analysts, city managers, emergency managers, health care administrators, public safety administrators, public health specialists, rehabilitation counselors, speech language pathologists, social workers, urban planners, and more.

Fields of study include gerontology, audiology, behavior analysis, criminal justice, emergency administration and planning, public administration, public health, rehabilitation, social work, speech-language pathology, nonprofit studies, urban policy and planning, and alternative dispute resolution.

Degree programs in the College of Health and Public Service require specific courses contained in parts of the University Core Curriculum (see “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog) to satisfy particular degree requirements. Students may consult academic advisors for a list of required courses. Students may be required to take extra courses if they fail to take these courses.

Academic advising

Students who select a major leading to an undergraduate degree within the College of Health and Public Service should contact HPS Undergraduate Advising to schedule an appointment.

Advisors help students select courses and answer questions concerning degree plans, application of transfer credit, individual career needs, and general academic requirements, policies and procedures.

Programs of study

The college offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work


Degree requirements and the University Core Curriculum

Occasionally a course required for a degree may also satisfy a requirement of the University Core Curriculum. In addition to taking the required course, a student may elect to take a different course from among those available to fulfill that core requirement; doing so, however, may add to the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who have questions regarding degree requirements and core requirements should consult an academic advisor.

Bachelor of Arts

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts must meet the following requirements.

  1. Hours required and general/college requirements: A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Health and Public Service requirements.
  2. Major requirements: Completion of all requirements for a major as specified by the respective department.
  3. Other course requirements: See individual program.
  4. Minor requirements: Completion of all requirements for a minor as specified by the respective department.
  5. Electives: Varies with individual program. Any approved UNT courses the student and advisor deem appropriate to the degree may be selected. Caution must be exercised to ensure the student fulfills the university requirement of 42 hours of advanced-level course work.
  6. Other requirements: at least 24 hours of upper-division work in residence.

Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree include the following.

  1. Hours required and general/college requirements: A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Health and Public Service requirements.
  2. Major requirements: Completion of all requirements for a major as specified by the respective department.
  3. Other course requirements: See individual program.
  4. Minor requirements: A minor, where required, of not fewer than 18 hours, including 6 hours of advanced work.
  5. Electives: Varies with individual program. Any approved UNT courses the student and advisor deem appropriate to the degree may be selected. Caution must be exercised to ensure the student fulfills the university requirement of 42 hours of advanced-level course work.
  6. Other requirements: at least 24 hours of upper-division work in residence.

Bachelor of Social Work

Requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work degree include the following:

  1. Hours required and general/college requirements: A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service requirements.
  2. Major requirements: Completion of all requirements for a major as specified by the respective department.
  3. Other course requirements: See individual program.
  4. Minor requirements: Completion of all requirements for a minor as specified by the respective department.
  5. Electives: Any approved UNT courses the student and advisor deem appropriate to the degree may be selected. Caution must be exercised to ensure the student fulfills the university requirement of 42 hours of advanced-level course work.
  6. Other requirements: at least 24 hours of upper-division work in residence.

Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Go to information for Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Department of Behavior Analysis

Go to information for Department of Behavior Analysis.

Department of Criminal Justice

Go to information for Department of Criminal Justice.

Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science

Go to information for Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science.

Department of Public Administration

Go to information for Department of Public Administration.

Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services

Go to information for Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services.

Department of Social Work

Go to information for Department of Social Work.