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    University of North Texas
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate 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
Fax: 940-565-4663

Web site: www.pacs.unt.edu

Office of Student Services
Chilton Hall, Room 289

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305248
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-4664
Fax: 940-565-2352

Tom Evenson, Dean
Nicole Dash, Associate Dean
Marcy Haag, Associate Dean

 

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service is composed of six academic departments and several centers and institutes. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs focus primarily on applied behavioral and social sciences. 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. The college offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Further information on graduate degrees is available in the Graduate Catalog.

Fields of study include gerontology, anthropology, behavior analysis, criminal justice, emergency administration and planning, public administration, rehabilitation, social work, sociology, nonprofit studies and alternative dispute resolution.

Degree programs in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service require specific courses contained in parts of the University Core Curriculum (see “University Core Curriculum Requirements ” 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 Public Affairs and Community Service should contact the Office of Student Services regarding advising.

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 Applied Arts and Sciences
  • 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 Applied Arts and Sciences

Degree requirements for the BAAS

  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 Applied Arts and Sciences degree as specified in the “General University Requirements” 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 the major as specified by the respective program.
  3. Other course requirements: See individual program.
  4. Minor requirements: No minor required.
  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.

Note: A lower-level transfer course that is determined to be equivalent to a UNT upper-level course does not satisfy the requirement for advanced hours.

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 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: 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 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: 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.

PACS Applied Professional Programs

Chilton Hall, Room 263

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle, #311340
Denton, TX  76203-5017
940-565-3437

Brenda McCoy, Director

Applied Professional Programs in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (PACS) administers a multidisciplinary degree program, the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS), which is specifically designed for students transferring to UNT from a community college or technical institution with occupationally specific credits. Veterans or active duty service members may also apply for credit in the BAAS programs for technical training received in the military. PACS Applied Professional Programs also administers courses of study in alternative dispute resolution and nonprofit studies. Students may minor in alternative dispute resolution or leadership of community and nonprofit organizations. The office also administers certificate programs.

The fields of study administered by PACS Applied Professional Programs are designed to prepare students for professional careers in a variety of fields, including business, education, government and nonprofit management, or for graduate school.

Center for Public Service

Go to information for Center for Public Service.

Department of Anthropology

Go to information for Department of Anthropology.

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 Public Administration

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Department of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions

Go to information for Department of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions.

Department of Sociology

Go to information for Department of Sociology.