School of Community Service

Main Office
Chilton Hall, 302
P.O. Box 311340
Denton, TX 76203-1340
(940) 565-2239
Fax: (940) 565-4663

Student Services Center
Chilton Hall, 308J
P.O. Box 311340
Denton, TX 76203-1340
(940) 565-4664

Fax: (940) 565-4663

David W. Hartman, Dean

Thomas L. Evenson, Associate Dean

Gail Rola, Assistant Dean and Director of Student Services

Introduction

The School of 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 metropolitan region and beyond. The school 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, applied economics, behavior analysis, criminal justice, emergency administration and planning, public administration, rehabilitation, social work and sociology. The school also sponsors public service programs.

Degree programs in the School of 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 program advisers 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 School of Community Service should contact the Student Services Center regarding advising.

Advisers 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, and
Bachelor of Social Work.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences is offered with a major in applied arts or applied sciences, depending on the professional concentration chosen. Degree requirements for a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences usually include completion of an occupational specialization in a junior or community college.

Two approaches can be taken to design an acceptable Applied Arts and Sciences degree program. The first is for the candidate to plan a program, with an SCS degree plan adviser, to meet a specific interest not met by any specific degree program available through the traditional disciplines, making use of existing courses from several disciplines.

Under the second approach, students may pursue one of several interdisciplinary themes which build upon existing junior or community college associate degree programs, including the following:

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

This 124- or 127-hour degree program is specifically designed for students who wish to complete a bachelor's degree after completing an occupational specialization or applied science program in a community college, or a four-year college or university.

The program capitalizes on the unique resources and opportunities of the School of 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 School of Community Service, and interested students should contact the school's advising office for more information.

Degree Requirements for the BAAS

1. Hours for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 124 or 127 semester hours.

2. General University Requirements: Completion of all general requirements and all University Core Curriculum requirements for the bachelor's degree. See "General University Requirements " and "University Core Curriculum Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. Occupational Specialization, 21-43 Hours:

Requires completion of an occupational specialization (minimum of 21 hours) plus electives for a total of 43 semester credit hours. The occupational specialization is often transferred from a community college.

4. Professional Development, 45 Hours:

Requires completion of 45 hours in four separate professional development components.

5. Electives: Varies with individual program. Any approved UNT courses the student and adviser 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 Course Requirements:

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

7. Other Requirements:

Major in Applied Arts and Sciences

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:

Occupational Specialization (minimum of 21 semester hours plus electives to total 43 hours): 21-43

Professional Development (45 hours in four separate components):

Component I: 12 hours of course work from one of the programs in the School of Community Service: 12

Component II: 12 hours of course work from a second program in the School of Community Service: 12

Component III: 12 hours approved by the school 12

Component IV: 9 hours of School of Community Service interdisciplinary courses: 9

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 (additional): 11

Bachelor of Arts

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

1. Hours Required for the Degree: A minimum of 124 or 128 semester hours, as specified, including 42 advanced.

2. General University Requirements: Completion of all general requirements and all University Core Curriculum requirements for the bachelor's degree. See "General University Requirements " and "University Core Curriculum Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. Major Requirements: Completion of all requirements for a major as specified by the respective department.

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 adviser 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 Course Requirements: See individual program.

7. Other Requirements:

a total of 42 hours of upper-division work;

Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree include the following.

1. Hours Required for the Degree: A minimum of 124 or 128 semester hours, as specified, including 42 advanced.

2. General University Requirements: Completion of all general requirements and all University Core Curriculum requirements for the bachelor's degree. See "General University Requirements " and "University Core Curriculum Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. Major Requirements: Completion of all requirements for a major as specified by the respective department.

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 adviser 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 Course Requirements: See individual program.

7. Other Requirements:

a total of 42 hours of upper-division work;

Bachelor of Social Work

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

1. Hours Required for the Degree: A minimum of 124 semester hours, including 42 advanced.

2. General University Requirements: Completion of all general requirements and all University Core Curriculum requirements for the bachelor's degree. See "General University Requirements" and "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. Major Requirements: Completion of all requirements for a major as specified by the respective department.

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 adviser 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 Course Requirements: See individual program.

7. Other Requirements:

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