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School of Community Service

The School of Community Service has filed a reorganization plan with the Texas Coordinating Board for Higher Education to change the way academic units are named and organized within the school. This change has been made because of the growth of these academic programs and to make it easier for students to find these units in university publications. Proposed changes submitted are reflected in the School of Community Service section of this catalog.

Main Office
Chilton Hall, 302
P.O. Box 5428
Denton, TX 76203-0428
(817) 565-2239

Fax: (817) 565-4663

Daniel M. Johnson, Dean
David W. Hartman, Associate Dean
Sylvester Flores, Assistant to the Dean

Introduction

The School of Community Service is composed of six departments and several centers, institutes and units engaged in research and public service. Some offer degree programs that may include cooperative arrangements with other colleges and departments of the university. The school also 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 aging, 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.

The University of North Texas has adopted a new core curriculum (see "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog). Degree programs in the School of Community Service require specific courses contained in parts of the University Core Curriculum 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 advising office of the school 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:

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.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

This 124-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 semester hours.

2. General University Requirements: See "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog. The BAAS program requires specific courses contained in parts of the University Core Curriculum 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.

3. Occupational Specialization, 21-42 Hours:

Requires completion of an occupational specialization (minimum of 21 hours) plus electives for a total of 42 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.

Component I: 12 semester hours of course work from one of the undergraduate programs available within the School of Community Service (aging, applied economics, behavior analysis, criminal justice, emergency administration and planning, public administration, rehabilitation, social work or sociology).
Component II: 12 semester hours of course work from a second School of Community Service undergraduate program.
Component III: 12 hours of University Core Curriculum Requirements specifically in math, computer science, ECON 1110 and COMM 1010.
Component IV: 9 hours of School of Community Service interdisciplinary courses.
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:

7. Other Requirements:

  • · a total of 42 hours of upper-division work;
  • · at least 24 of the last 30 hours in residence. See individual program.

    BAAS with a Major in Applied Arts and Sciences Four-Year Degree Plan

    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:

    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:

    Bachelor of Social Work

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

    1. Hours Required for the Degree: A minimum of 128 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:

    Bachelor of Social Work Four-Year Degree Plan

    Course and Subject Guide

    Undergraduate Catalog School of Community Service Table of Contents

    Program Options

    UNT Undergraduate Catalog Table of Contents

    UNT Graduate Catalog School of Community Service Table of Contents

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