UNT takes pride in its outstanding faculty, which includes many distinguished scholars, researchers and artists who are widely known as experts in their fields and dedicated mentors. UNT faculty members have earned National Science Foundation CAREER awards, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement awards, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, National Medal of Arts honors and Texas Institute of Letters appointments, among other honors.
UNT’s College of Music is one of the nation’s most comprehensive. Its jazz studies degree program was the first of its kind in the nation and is considered one of the best.
The university has many programs that have been recognized around the world — for example, the philosophy department’s program in environmental ethics and the jazz studies program, which were the first of their kind in the nation and are still two of the best. UNT’s nationally ranked programs include public administration, business, art, rehabilitation counseling, and library and information sciences.
Excellent faculty and top-ranked programs mean that UNT students learn from the best. And, in nearly every field of study, students get hands-on experience through research opportunities and by participating in internships through UNT’s accredited cooperative education program. UNT is committed to meeting society’s changing needs, and students also have the opportunity to study in programs that are innovative and market-driven.
UNT programs cover fundamental professions, such as teaching and accounting, as well as fast-growing fields, such as computer science, environmental engineering and biochemistry.
UNT continually nurtures new talent through its Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, the nation’s first accelerated residential program where gifted teens earn their high school diplomas while in college.
Other nationally recognized programs include the UNT libraries, housing collections of nearly 6 million cataloged items and a nationally recognized digital library program that offers millions of pages of historic and unique content.
The program has garnered significant federal funding for research in digital access and preservation. The music library is the third largest in the U.S. Because of the university’s role in creating vital government-related digital collections, such as the CyberCemetery, UNT is one of only 10 affiliated archives of the National Archives and Records Administration, and one of only three universities in the U.S. to hold that distinction.
In addition, UNT’s eCampus is one of the largest providers of online credit courses among Texas public universities and includes distance learning through web-based courses and videoconferencing. This important resource helps students earn a UNT degree no matter where they may live in the world.