UNT Undergraduate Catalog
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
Edwards Hall, 211
P.O. Box 310919
Denton, TX 76203-0919
(940) 565-2996
(940) 565-4267
Fax: (940) 369-8771

Web site: www.ias.unt.edu/~eadp

Robert L. Bland, Chair


Professors Bland, Glass, Newell. Associate Professor Neal. 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. 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 should major either in political science and choose public administration as one of their fields of study, or in the bachelor of applied arts and sciences and choose public administration as one of the professional development areas. Consult the appropriate sections in this catalog for specific details.

Courses of Instruction

Emergency Administration and Planning


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 for business/industry; local, state and federal government; and such service organizations as the American Red Cross.

Schedules are flexible, with most courses in the curriculum available in late afternoon or evening, allowing simultaneous employment and work toward the degree. For those students not employed in the emergency management field, internships with business/industry, governmental agency or service organization are encouraged, 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.

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.

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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. EADP 3010, 3050, 3080 and 4050 are basic required courses for the minor. Students choosing emergency administration and planning as a minor are required to complete the basic courses plus 6 additional advanced hours.

Courses of Instruction

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