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 310919

Denton, TX 76203-0919

(940) 565-3292

Fax: (940) 369-8771

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

Robert L. Bland, Chair

Faculty

Professors Bland, Glass, Newell. Assistant Professors Bavon, Clarke, Durst, McGuire, Reddy. Lecturer Kushma.

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

Jane Kushma, Interim Director

Introduction

Developed in 1982, the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in emergency administration and planning is designed to educate students in the social and technical consequences of natural and technological disasters through a broad interdisciplinary program of study.

Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in the field of emergency management in local, state and federal government; voluntary organizations such as the American Red Cross; and in business and industry.

Schedules are flexible, with most courses in the curriculum available in late afternoon or evening, allowing simultaneous employment and work toward the degree. For students not employed in the emergency management field, an internship with a governmental agency, voluntary organization or business/industrial firm is required, with credit toward the degree provided.

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. Note: The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

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: See individual program.

Major in Emergency Administration and Planning

Following is one suggested four-year plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BS with a Major in Emergency Administration and Planning pdf

BS with a Major in Emergency Administration and Planning

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

COMM 1010, Introduction to Communication 3

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

Free Elective 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

MATH 3

Laboratory Science11 4

Visual and Performing Arts13 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

EADP 3020, Emergency Preparedness 3

EADP 3025, Disaster Response 3

Elective 3

Minor 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values3 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

EADP 4800, Practicum in Emergency Management 6

Elective 3

Elective 3

Minor (advanced) 3

Minor (advanced) 3

Total 18

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

BCIS 2610, Introduction to Computers in Business 3

ENGL 2700, Technical Writing 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

Laboratory Science11 4

Wellness16 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

EADP 3010, Integrated Emergency Management 3

EADP 3080, Emergency Management Leadership and Influence 3

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

Laboratory Science11 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

EADP 3040, Disaster Recovery 3

EADP 3050, Hazard Mitigation 3

EADP 4050, Response of Local, State, and Federal Agencies to Special Populations 3

Minor (advanced) 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values3 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

EADP 4080, Practical Applications in Emergency Administration: Case Studies 3

Major 3

Major 3

Major 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.See Community Service notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Emergency Administration: 36

Minor (9 hours advanced): 18

*Core:

English 12

History 6

Political Science 6

Wellness 3

Economics 3

Mathematics 3

Laboratory Science 12

Visual and Performing Arts 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values 6

Computer Science: 3

Oral Communication: 3

Free Electives: 9-15

* The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

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 up to 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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