Department of Public Administration

Public Administration Departmental Office
Wooten Hall, 173
P.O. Box 310617
Denton, TX 76203-0617
(940) 565-2165
Fax: (940) 565-4466

Web site: www.scs.unt.edu/depts/padm

Emergency Administration and Planning Program Office
Wooten Hall, 367
P.O. Box 310617
Denton, TX 76203-0617
(940) 565-3292
Fax: (940) 565-4466

Web site: www.scs.unt.edu/depts/eadp

Robert L. Bland, Chair

Faculty

Professors Bland, Glass, Newell. Associate Professor Durst. Assistant Professors Bavon, Clarke, McGuire, Reddy. Lecturer McEntire.

Programs of Study

The Department of Public Administration offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Public Administration and BS with a major in emergency administration and planning. The curriculum in the MPA program emphasizes a combination of courses and practical experience leading to entry-level management positions for students beginning their professional careers and job advancement for students already in government service. All faculty members have experience in government and maintain contact with managers and professional associations, such as the International City/County Management Association. The MPA at the University of North Texas is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration [11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 437-0700]. The curriculum conforms to NASPAA standards. Detailed information on the MPA program may be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Undergraduate students who wish to select public administration as an area of concentration may choose one of three options: a major in political science with public administration as one field of study, a major in applied arts and sciences with public administration as one of the professional development areas, or a minor in public administration. Consult the appropriate sections in this catalog for specific details.

Minor in Public Administration

A minor in public administration requires 18 hours: PADM 3000, PADM 3020 and 12 additional semester hours, 9 of which must be at the upper-division level. Up to 6 hours of the minor may be in emergency administration and planning.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

Emergency Administration and Planning

David McEntire, Coordinator

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Emergency Administration and Planning (EADP) provides theoretical and technical training for individuals interested in helping governments and businesses to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters and other types of mass emergencies. The University of North Texas was the first university in the United States of offer this unique degree program established in 1982.

The EDAP program prepares students for careers in emergency management and related fields in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Job titles include local and state emergency coordinators, Federal Emergency Management Agency program analysts, business continuity specialists, hospital disaster planners and Red Cross emergency service directors.

Courses in EADP are typically offered in the late afternoon and evenings to allow flexibility for those students who simultaneously work and pursue their education. Students not currently employed in the emergency management field are required to participate in an internship with a relevant agency or organization in order to gain experience in preparation for a career in this growing profession.

Programs of Study

Bachelor of Science

Major in Emergency Administration and Planning

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science with a major in emergency administration and planning must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours; 42 must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements" and "University Core Curriculum Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. Major Requirements: A major of at least 36 hours.

4. Minor Requirements: A minor of at least 18 hours; 9 must be advanced.

5. Electives: At least 15 hours. Courses may be selected from any offered at UNT that the student and the adviser deem appropriate to the degree.

6. Other Requirements: A grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all courses in the major.

Major in Emergency Administration and Planning

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.

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Summary of Degree Requirements:

Emergency Administration: 36

Minor (9 hours advanced): 18

Core:

English 6

Mathematics 3

Natural Sciences 8

Visual and Performing Arts 3

Humanities 3

U.S. History 6

Political Science 6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Wellness 3

Communication 3

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies 3

Electives: 24-30

Note:

42 hours must be advanced.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

Up to 6 hours (in addition to the 36 hours in the major) of EADP 4800, Practicum in Emergency Management, are required of students with no prior relevant professional experience.

Supplemental Information for BS with a Major in Emergency Administration Planning

The following courses are required for the major of 36 hours.

Students with no professionally relevant work experience must complete 6 hours of EADP 4800, Practicum in Emergency Management, in addition to the 36 hours required for the major.

Minor in Emergency Administration and Planning

Undergraduate students majoring in a compatible field (e.g., social and behavioral sciences, business, management, political science/public administration and geography) may pursue a minor in emergency administration and planning. The minor requires
18 hours: EADP 3010 and 15 additional hours,
9 of which must be selected from the list of courses required of emergency administration and planning majors (EADP 3020, 3025, 3040, 3050, 3080 and 4080). Up to 6 hours of the minor may be in public administration.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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