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. 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/).

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 deisciplines, 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-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. 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. 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.

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. 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.

BAAS with a Major in Applied Arts and Sciences pdf

BAAS with a Major in Applied Arts and Sciences

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

Laboratory Science11 3-4

Visual and Performing Arts13 3

Wellness16 3

Total 15-16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

COMM 1010, Introduction to Communication 3

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

MATH10 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values3 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

Occupational Specialization1 3

Occupational Specialization1 3

Professional Development - Component I1 3

Professional Development - Component II1 3

Professional Development- Component III1 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

Free Elective (3000-4000 level) 3

Occupational Specialization1 3

Professional Development - Component I1 3

Professional Development - Component II1 3

Professional Development- Component III1 3

Professional Development - Component IV1 3

Total 18

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II, or ENGL 2700, Technical Writing 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

Free Elective (1000-2000 level) 3

Laboratory Science11 3-4

Total 15-16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

Computer Competence 3

Free Elective (1000-2000 level) 3

Occupational Specialization1 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values3 3

Total 18

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

Occupational Specialization1 3

Occupational Specialization1 3

Professional Development - Component I1 3

Professional Development - Component II1 3

Professional Development- Component III1 3

Professional Development - Component IV1 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

Occupational Specialization1 3

Professional Development - Component I1 3

Professional Development - Component II1 3

Professional Development- Component III1 3

Professional Development - Component IV1 3

Total 15

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:

Occupational Specialization (minimum of 21 semester hours plus electives to total 42 hours): 21-42

Professional Development (45 hours in four separate components):

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

Component II: 12 hours of course work from a second undergraduate 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 12

American History 6

Political Science 6

Laboratory Science 6-8

Wellness 3

Visual and Performing Arts 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values 6

Electives (additional): 9

* 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/).

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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 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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