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University of North Texas Bulletin2019-2020 Undergraduate CatalogOfficial release date is July 1, 2019Catalog goes into effect at the beginning of the 2019 fall semesterProgram requirements are subject to necessary correctionsIf you have questions about catalog content or how to use the catalog, contact the Office of Catalog and Curriculum Support at catalog is an official bulletin of the University of North Texas and is intended to provide general information. It includes policies,procedures and fees in effect at the time of release. UNT reserves the right to make changes at any time to reflect current rules of the UNTSystem Board of Regents, university policies and procedures, changes in federal or state law, and fee changes. Information provided in thiscatalog is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contract between the University of North Texas and a student, an applicantfor admission, or other individual. Updated policies and procedures can be found on departmental or university web sites.This catalog does not include all university policies and procedures for which students are responsible. In addition to reading this catalogcarefully, students should consult other publications, such as the Code of Student Conduct, Parking Regulations, Housing Handbook andspecific contracts. This catalog becomes effective on the first day of the fall semester, 2019.Non-Discrimination PolicyIt is the policy of the University of North Texas not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin,sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status, ancestry, or genetic information in the University’s educationalprograms and activities, application and admissions process, University facilities, or employment policies.The University complies with federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations; harassment and discrimination based on individualdifferences are inconsistent with the University’s mission and educational goals. The University takes active measures to prevent such conductand immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University also prohibits and takes actions to prevent retaliationagainst individuals who report or file a charge of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence; participate in an investigation; or oppose anyform of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence.The Office of Equal Opportunity coordinates and monitors the University’s compliance with the requirements of federal and state nondiscrimination laws. Direct questions or concerns to the Office of Equal Opportunity at 940-565-2759, TTY access: 940-369-8652 or 800735-2989. You may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity by email at Information NumberDirectory assistance for all university offices is available through the main switchboard at 940-565-2000; metro 817-267-3731.Number 119-2, July 2019 2019 University of North TexasOfficial release date: July 1, 2019The UNT System and the University of North Texas are the owners of all of their trademarks, service marks, trade names, slogans, graphicimages and photography and they may not be used without permission.1

The universityEstablished in 1890, the University of North Texas is a place wherestudents transform their lives through education and opportunity.The flagship of the UNT System, UNT has a legacy of excellencein a broad range of academic areas. It is one of the nation’s largestpublic research universities with 38,000 students and is the mostcomprehensive university in the Dallas–Fort Worth area. UNTgraduated 9,500 students last year from its 14 colleges and schoolsand offers 105 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 37 doctoral degreeprograms — many nationally and internationally recognized. Rankeda Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNTdrives innovation and technology through high-level researchand scholarship, and contributes to the region and state throughintellectual capital and economic development.The university has had seven names through the years:1890 Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute1894 North Texas Normal College1901 North Texas State Normal College1923 North Texas State Teachers College1949 North Texas State College1961 North Texas State University1988 University of North TexasIncoming students score well above the national and state averageson the SAT, and choose UNT for the quality of its programs. UNT“firsts” through the years include: First jazz studies program in the U.S. First bachelor’s degree in digital retailing in the U.S. andfirst Master of Science program in merchandising offeredcompletely online First retail program in the U.S. to integrate courses inmerchandising, digital retailing, store operations, financeand retail strategy First school library certification program in the U.S.offered completely online First graduate applied anthropology program in the U.S.offered completely online First undergraduate program in applied behavior analysisin the U.S. and first accredited master’s program inbehavior analysis in the worldThe university’s mission First and only Ph.D. program in art education in TexasUNT is a major public research university deeply committed toadvancing educational excellence and preparing students to becomethoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. The university’s visionFirst four-year aviation logistics program at a universityin Texas and only such program in the nation First master’s program in international sustainabletourism in the U.S. and the first to require a year abroadUNT has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for23 consecutive years, a ranking based on having a high-achievingfreshman class and affordable tuition. The Princeton Reviewcontinually names UNT as a Best in the West school and Forbes haslisted UNT as an America’s Top College for nine consecutive years.LocationUNT is in Denton, a town of about 134,000 people located 40 milesnorth of Dallas and Fort Worth. The 900-acre campus includes 170buildings including Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility.Discovery Park is accessible by shuttle buses. The main campus iseasy to walk or bike to, as are residence halls, athletic facilities andother areas of campus.The Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the largest, most dynamicregions in the United States and home to many of the nation’sfastest growing cities. UNT fuels the North Texas region throughinnovation, education and research; forming partnerships with manybusiness, industry, education, government and cultural organizations.As the most comprehensive public research university providing atop quality education in one of the nation’s largest, most dynamicregions, UNT will be celebrated for its academics, arts and athletics.UNT will be a diverse and inclusive institution creating knowledgeand innovations that will shape the future, while cultivatingexcellence in the next generation of scholars and leaders for theglobal community.Achieving the visionUNT’s promiseThe University of North Texas’ ultimate responsibility is toprovide students with the best education possible, so theymay achieve their goals, succeed at the highest levels andimprove their communities, the state of Texas, the nationand the world.UNT promises to offer students a challenging, rigorous,high-quality education and provide a supportiveenvironment to help them successfully learn and grow.UNT promises to contribute to the greater good throughscholarship, research, creative endeavors and public service.History of the universityUNT was founded in 1890 as Texas Normal College and Teachers’Training Institute. Joshua C. Chilton, the founding president, leasedfacilities above a hardware store on Denton’s square to establisha teacher training institute. His opening-day remarks remains animportant part of UNT’s value system: “It will be our aim to becomeleaders in the education of the young men and women of Texas,fitting them to creditably fill the most important positions in business2and professional circles. We desire the cooperation of all who believein higher education and who want to see our state in the very front ofintellectual as well as material progress.”First undergraduate emergency administration andplanning program in the U.S.World’s first graduate program in environmentalphilosophy and world’s first field station in environmentalphilosophy, science and policy at Cape Horn, ChileFacultyAt the heart of the university’s efforts to carry out its mission are thefaculty. Individually, UNT faculty members have been singled outfor contributions to their teaching and research fields through diversenational and international awards.Collectively, the faculty have contributed significantly to researchand scholarship within various fields through numerous publications,presentations at scholarly conferences, concerts, recitals, exhibitionsand performances.Faculty leadership in teaching, research, creative activities,performance and service activities has created national andinternational reputations for excellence for a number of academicprograms within the university’s 12 schools and colleges.Student lifeA wide array of student organizations gives UNT students theopportunity to build friendships with people of both similar andvaried interests and provides avenues for organized and meaningfulservice. Student organizations represent many areas of interest,such as service professional, political, academic, spiritual, athletic,residential, and Greek. Being involved in a student organizationpromotes a sense of community and connection to the university,while serving to enhance the social, intellectual and developmentalgrowth of students. For more information, see the Campus Resourcessection of this catalog, call the Student Activities Center at 940-5653807 or visit

UNT librariesA wide range of student- and faculty-centered services are thecornerstone of the Libraries’ integral role in the UNT community.As an essential component of education and research at UNT, theLibraries offer access to more than seven million items (print anddigital), along with expert personnel to assist patrons in achievingtheir academic and scholarly goals. Visit us online at addition to Willis Library, UNT Libraries include the following: The Media Library in Chilton Hall, which houses a largecollection of audiovisual materials, including videos, 16mm - films and audio CDs. Video-on-demand service isprovided for curriculum support. This Media library isalso home to the Nest, an e-sports and game design space. The Discovery Park Library, which supports the Collegeof Engineering and the College of Information. The Eagle Commons Library in Sycamore Hall,which focuses on physics, chemistry, biology, art andpsychology and includes an outstanding collection inmathematics. The Collaboration and Learning Commonsoffers the ideal place on campus to study in groups, createmultimedia projects and record presentations. The Library Annex and the Research Collection Library—both located off-campus—which provide storage for andhouse the preservation and technical services departments.UNT Libraries’ services include: Willis Library open 24/7 during long semesters Library instruction, subject guides and tutorials Accessible tables, study carrels, and computers in Willis,Eagle Commons, Media and Discovery Park librariesMac and PC laptop checkoutFree video games, movies, music and moreThe Study cafe in Willis LibraryElectronic resources, including journals, books and otherresearch materialsResearch assistance from subject expertsThe Factory in Willis Library, a makerspace promotingthe creative use of technologyLibraries and collectionsUNT Libraries have many exceptional collections: The Music Library is one of the country’s largest musiccollections, with an extensive phonographic disc and tapecollection, and the private jazz collections of Stan Kenton,Don Gillis, Whit Ozier and Leon Breeden. Special Collections preserve and provide access to anincredible wealth of materials that document the historyand legacy of Texas, as well as touch on numerous topicsof national import. Collections include the history of theuniversity, oral histories and Texas county records. Otherimportant archival collections include those of SarahT. Hughes, Enid Justin and Ruth Salmon. The holdingsalso feature an outstanding miniature book collection;the private library of Anson Jones, President of theRepublic of Texas; Texas Society of Sons of the AmericanRevolution; the Weaver Collection of Juvenile materials;and examples of important early publishing, printing andbinding styles. Other collections include the Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Archive; the Latino/Latina Archive; and the Photography and Visual MaterialsCollection, which includes the photographic archives ofseveral prominent photographers. The Government Documents Department contains U.S.and Texas government documents, including the TexasRegister. The library has received national recognitionfor its efforts to preserve online government informationthrough the CyberCemetery and participation in the 2008End-of-Term Harvest of U.S. government web sites. TheUNT Libraries have the distinction of being one of tenaffiliated archives of the National Archives. Through collaborative efforts such as the Portal to TexasHistory and the UNT Digital Library, the Librariesprovide digital content to a worldwide audience. ThePortal is a gateway to Texas history materials frommore than 400 partners at libraries, museums andarchives across Texas. The UNT Digital Library includesUNT electronic theses and dissertations, the FederalCommunications Commission Record, UNT ScholarlyWorks, a Virtual Music Rare Book Room and the WorldWar poster collections.Computer servicesCentralized campus computing services that support instruction,research and student learning are provided through UniversityInformation Technology, UIT,, in various offices of SageHall and the General Academic Building. University IT servicesinclude support for a wide range of research computing platforms,training, consulting and the UIT Help Desk,,located in Sage Hall, Room 330.In addition to the services directly supported by UIT, computerservices also are available from the University Libraries, ClassroomSupport Services, Student Computer Labs, and many college, schooland departmental computer support centers. Computer networks areinstalled in all academic departments to provide internet connectivity.Wireless networking, such as the UNT secure network, is availablein most campus classroom buildings and public buildings, such asthe University Union and UNT Libraries. Online courses are offeredwith support from the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessmentand Redesign, CLEAR,, using computing systemssupported by the UNT System’s Information Technology SharedServices, ITSS, computing servicesFourteen general access microcomputer labs,,housing approximately 1,000 computers, are available for use by allstudents. Laser printers are provided in all labs. For students whobenefit from adaptive technologies, the UIT Adaptive Computer Labis available in Sage Hall, Approximately 30additional special-purpose labs serve students in academic disciplinesor living in the university residence halls. In addition, all residencehall rooms have network connections, allowing students to havehigh-speed access to the internet and the campus network on theirown computers.Information Technology Shared Services, ITSS, provides electronicmail to all students via EagleConnect,, aweb-based email and calendar system. EagleConnect is used as anofficial communication medium between the university and students.Through the EagleConnect service, currently enrolled studentsalso can download and install Microsoft Office to their personalcomputing devices.Research computing supportUniversity Information Technology supports UNT’s HighPerformance Computing services,, and the system that isused for computationally intensive scientific research.UIT provides support for multiple statistical analysis andmathematics programming languages that are available for use inmany of the general access computing labs and on personally-ownedcomputers Documentation, trainingand consultation support are available for all supported statisticalprogramming applications through the Research and StatisticalSupport Office,, located in the General AcademicBuilding, Room 535.3

UIT supports access to machine-readable data collections includingthe Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research,ICPSR. The University Libraries also maintain many databasesand other research materials that are accessible through the campusnetwork.Consulting, training and help desk servicesConsulting and training are provided by University InformationTechnology to facilitate the use of research and instructionalcomputing facilities. Short courses are offered on statistical packagesand research techniques that are of interest to students involvedin research activities through the Research and Statistical SupportOffice, General Academic Building, Room 535. Experiencedconsultants are available to assist students with research computingquestions.University IT operates the university computing Help Desk toprovide students with information and help on a variety of computingproblems, The UIT Help Desk is in Sage Hall,Room 330. The phone number is 940-565-2324.Computer-based training programs are accessible within generalaccess computer labs or via the web ( BenchmarksOnline,, University Information Technology’snews journal, is published in even-numbered months and is anexcellent source for news about computing and informationtechnology resources in use at UNT.AccreditationThe University of North Texas is accredited by the SouthernAssociation of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges toaward baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Contactthe Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission onColleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of theUniversity of North Texas.Note: The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidencethat appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliancewith a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about UNT, suchas admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs,should be addressed directly to UNT and not the Commission’s office.In addition, the University of North Texas offers programs accreditedby the following organizations.AACSB International — The Association to Advance CollegiateSchools of BusinessABET-Computing Accreditation CommissionABET-Engineering Accreditation CommissionABET-Engineering Technology Accreditation CommissionAccreditation Commission for Programs in HospitalityAdministrationAccrediting Council on Education in Journalism and MassCommunicationsAmerican Academy of Forensic Sciences-FEPACAmerican Chemical SocietyAmerican Library AssociationAmerican Psychological Association Commission on AccreditationAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationAssociation for Middle Level EducationBehavior Analysis Accreditation Board of ABAICommission on English Language Program AccreditationCouncil for Accreditation of Counseling and Related EducationalProgramsCouncil for the Accreditation of Education PreparationCouncil for Interior Design AccreditationCouncil on Rehabilitation EducationCouncil on Social Work EducationNational Association of Schools of Art and DesignNational Association of Schools of M

and innovations that will shape the future, while cultivating excellence in the next generation of scholars and leaders for the global community. Achieving the vision UNT’s promise The University of North Texas’ ultimate responsibility is to provide students with the best education possible, so they

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