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Department of Public Administration

Public Administration Departmental Office
Wooten Hall, 366
P.O. Box 310617
Denton, TX 76203-0617
(940) 565-2165
Fax: (940) 565-4466

Web site: www.unt.edu/padm

Emergency Administration and Planning Program Office
Wooten Hall, 366
P.O. Box 310617
Denton, TX 76203-0617
(940) 565-3292
Fax: (940) 565-4466

Web site: http://www.unt.edu/eadp

Robert L. Bland, Chair

Faculty

Professors Bland, Glass. Associate Professors Bavon, McGuire. Assistant Professors Benavides, Cruz, Dicke, Kendra, Majumdar, McEntire, Robinson.

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 [1120 G Street NW, Suite 730, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-8965]. 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 policy 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

Web site: www.unt.edu/eadp

David McEntire, Coordinator

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Emergency Administration and Planning (EADP) provides theoretical education 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. Established in 1982, the EADP program at the University of North Texas was the first of its kind in the United States.

The EADP 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 with a 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 Required and General School Requirements: A minimum of 128 semester hours for all pre-career EADP students (those with no professionally relevant work experience), of which 42 must be advanced. A minimum of 125 semester hours for all other EADP students, of which 39 must be advanced. All students must fulfill the 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: Required courses for all EADP students are EADP 3010, 3035, 3045, 3080, 4080 and PADM 3410. The remaining hours for the major may be comprised of the following courses: EADP 2700, 4000, 4030, 4040, 4050, 4060, 4090, 4980; PADM 3000, 3020, 4130, 4450; GEOG 4240, 4500; INSU 4600; MGMT 4180; SOCI 3550, 4260. Note: Students may take only up to 6 hours of the following electives for the major: GEOG 4240, 4500; INSU 4600; MGMT 4180; SOCI 3550, 4260.

3. Other Course Requirements: ENGL 1310 and 2700 (may be used to satisfy the English Composition and Rhetoric requirement of the University Core Curriculum); GEOL 1610 or GEOG 1710 (either may be used to satisfy 4 hours of the Natural Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum).

It is recommended that the Communication requirement of the University Core Curriculum be satisfied by either COMM 2020, COMM 2040 or RHAB 3000.

Internship: Pre-career (students with no professionally relevant work experience) _ A major of 42 hours; 36 hours plus 6 hours of internship classes (EADP 4800 and 4810) plus 240 hours of actual internship work experience.

In-career (students with professionally relevant work experience) – A major of 39 hours. No internship required.

4. Minor Requirements: A minor of at least 18 hours; 6 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; 24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

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 3035, 3045, 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.

BS with a 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.
*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
**See an adviser in the Office of Student Services for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
Communication* 3
Elective 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ENGL 2700, Technical Writing* 3
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
Natural Sciences** 4
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Wellness* 3
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
Elective 3
Humanities* 3
Mathematics* 3
Natural Sciences** 4
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
EADP 3010, Introduction to Emergency Management 3
EADP 3010, Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3
EADP Elective 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
Elective 3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
EADP 3020, Emergency Preparedness 3
EADP 3025, Disaster Response 3
EADP Elective 3
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies (PADM 2100, Diversity in Urban Governance, recommended)* 3
Minor 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
EADP 3040, Disaster Recovery 3
EADP 3050, Hazard Mitigation 3
PADM 3410, Financial Aspects of Government 3
Elective 3
Minor 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
EADP 4800, Practicum in Emergency Management 6
Elective 3
Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor (advanced) 3
Total 18
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
EADP 4080, Capstone Course in Emergency Management 3
Elective 3
EADP Elective 3
EADP Elective 3
Minor (advanced) 3
Minor (advanced) 3
Total 18

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.