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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 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.

Programs are offered in gerontology, anthropology, behavior analysis, criminal justice, emergency administration and planning, public administration, rehabilitation, social work and sociology.

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 school offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work

The college also offers a minor  and a certificate  in alternative dispute resolution, and a minor in leadership of community and nonprofit organizations .

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

Chilton Hall, Room 263
Web site: www.pacs.unt.edu/baas

Brenda McCoy, Director

This 120-hour degree program is specifically designed for students who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree after completing an occupational specialization or an Associate of Applied Science at a community college or as part of military training.

The program capitalizes on the unique resources and opportunities of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service to provide an interdisciplinary professional development curriculum designed to meet specific career needs of the individual student. The program is administered by the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and interested students should contact the college’s advising office for more information.

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:

    Occupational Specialization, 21 Hours:
    Comprised of courses related to a specific occupation, field or subject. The occupational specialization typically consists of field-specific course work completed for an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at a community college. Active-duty military or veterans may receive credit for technical or other formal training courses under this component of the degree plan. Other students who have not completed an occupational specialization through courses taken in a community college or in the military may create one by selecting a primary area of study.

    Professional Foundations, 9 Hours:
    Specific courses from the College of Public Affairs and Community Service approved by the BAAS program director that teach students to locate and analyze information effectively, to function more effectively with diverse groups of people, and to work well within organizational systems. A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for the professional foundations component. Students must earn a C or better in each of the courses in this component to receive credit toward the degree.

    Professional Development Concentrations, 36 Hours:

    Consists of three separate multidisciplinary concentrations that serve to enhance the skills a student has already acquired through a technical or associate’s degree or which are complimentary themes of interest. Requires completion of 36 hours in three separate concentrations of 12 hours each:
    • Concentration I: 12 semester hours of course work from one of the disciplines in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (addictions studies, applied anthropology, applied gerontology, applied behavior analysis, criminal justice, emergency administration and planning, nonprofit management, public administration, rehabilitation studies, social work, sociology or volunteer management) and approved by the BAAS program director.
    • Concentration II: 12 semester hours approved by the BAAS program director.
    • Concentration III: 12 semester hours approved by the BAAS program director.
  3. Minor Requirements: None required.
  4. 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.
  5. Other Requirements:
    • a total of 42 hours of upper-division work; and
    • 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 “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 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 “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 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 “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 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.