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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Applied Arts and Sciences, BAAS


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 The Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) Degree is multidisciplinary, highly flexible, and can help you complete your degree at UNTD in record time.  Not only does this degree allow you to design your own program, but you can also bring your coursework from community colleges, other universities, and the military to your degree plan.  Working with a team of talented and caring advisors, you can craft a degree that focuses on your unique career goals and educational experiences.

Students may choose from one of two options in their selection of concentrations:

  1. Option 1: requires completion of three concentrations of 12 credit hours each.
  2. Option 2: requires completion of one primary and one secondary concentration totaling 36 hours. The secondary concentration must consist of at least 12 hours. 

Option 1

Concentration areas consisting of 12 hours can be selected from the following disciplines:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) concentration teaches students theories of conflict management and conflict resolution skills. Students learn procedures such as arbitration, mediation, negotiation, neutral fact-finding, panel review and other alternatives to litigation. (Students seeking ADR certification will need to take additional hours through the department of Counseling and Human Services.)

Applied Gerontology

  • The Applied Gerontology concentration focusses on the needs of the elderly and provides students with the background knowledge to act as caregivers. (Students seeking certification in Applied Gerontology will need to take additional hours through the department of Counseling and Human Services.)

Child Development and Family Studies

  • The Child Development and Family Studies concentration provides students with the knowledge and skillset to become practitioners in the areas of children as well as examining how families function systemically.

Communication and Technology

  • The Communication and Technology concentration gives students the knowledge and skills to succeed in the emerging field of digital communication. This exciting career is increasingly linked to corporate, entertainment, government, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and nonprofit settings. 

Creative Writing

Criminal Justice

  • The Criminal Justice concentration is directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, and sanctions those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts as well as the study of law and ethics as they related to the phenomenon of crime.

Dallas Studies

  • The Dallas Studies concentration is a multidisciplinary program focusing on the history, life, people, and culture of the city.

Ethnic and Minority Studies

  • The Ethnic and Minority Studies concentration is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of various ethnicities and minorities. This concentration includes classes within the disciplines of history, psychology, and sociology.

History

  • Hospitality Management concentration combines skills from human resource management, operations management, finance, accounting, sales, and marketing as related to the hotel, food, and beverage industries.

Hospitality Management

  • Hospitality Management concentration combines skills from human resource management, operations management, finance, accounting, sales, and marketing as related to the hotel, food, and beverage industries.

Human Services Management and Leadership

  • Human Services Management and Leadership (HSML) concentration prepares students for careers as entry-level service practitioners in the non-profit sector and specializes in human services fields such as gerontology, substance abuse, dispute resolution, and other human services.

Psychology

  • The Psychology concentration prepares students for career areas such as human services, public relations, correctional institutions, rehabilitation facilities, program development and research. 

Rehabilitation

Sociology

  • The Sociology concentration prepares students for careers in a wide variety of fields including education, social services, health, probation, criminal justice, and government.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

  • The Sports and Entertainment Marketing concentration is a communications centered career path focusing on the sales, marketing, and promotion in the sports and entertainment industries.

Option 2

Concentration areas consisting of more than 12 hours can be selected from the following disciplines:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) concentration teaches students theories of conflict management and conflict resolution skills. Students learn procedures such as arbitration, mediation, negotiation, neutral fact-finding, panel review and other alternatives to litigation. (Students seeking ADR certification will need to take additional hours through the department of Counseling and Human Services.) [LINK]

Business

  • The Business concentration teaches students organizational, management, and other skills valuable in business settings.

Communication and Technology

Dallas Studies

  • The Dallas Studies concentration is a multidisciplinary program focusing on the history, life, people, and culture of the city.

Ethnic and Minority Studies

  • The Ethnic and Minority Studies concentration is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of various ethnicities and minorities. This concentration includes classes within the disciplines of history, psychology, and sociology.

History

  • The history concentration includes a variety of courses in American, Mexican-American, Latin-American, Native-American, and Dallas history among others.

Hospitality Management

  • Hospitality Management concentration combines skills from human resource management, operations management, finance, accounting, sales, and marketing as related to the hotel, food, and beverage industries.

Psychology

  • The Psychology concentration prepares students for career areas such as human services, public relations, correctional institutions, rehabilitation facilities, program development and research. 

Sociology

  • The Sociology concentration prepares students for careers in a wide variety of fields including education, social services, health, probation, criminal justice, and government.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

  • The Sports and Entertainment Marketing concentration is a communications centered career path focusing on the sales, marketing, and promotion in the sports and entertainment industries.

 

Degree Requirements

 

Core Requirements

Course Recommended

Hours

Communication 1 *C or better required

ENGL 1313 - College Writing I

3

Communication 2 *C or better required

ENGL 1323 - College Writing II

3

Mathematics

Choose from: MATH 1581, MATH 1681, or MATH 1100

4

Life & Physical Sciences 1

BIOL 1132 - Environmental Science

3

Life & Physical Sciences 2

GEOG 1710 - Earth Science

3

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

ENGL 2220 - World Literature I

3

Creative Arts

ART 1300 - Art Appreciation

3

American History 1

HIST 2610 - US History to 1865

3

American History 2

HIST 2620 - US History 1865 to Present

3

Government & Political Science 1

PSCI 1040 - American Government: Laws and Institutions

3

Government & Political Science 2

PSCI 1050 - American Government: Process and Policies

3

Social & Behavioral Science

SOCI 1510 - Intro to Sociology

3

Component Area 1

Choose from: SOCI 1510, PSYC 1630, ECON 1100, or AGER 2250

3

Component Area 2

Choose from: SOCI 2070, CJUS 2100, COMM 1010, or DFST 2033

3

Foundation Requirements - 9 Hours

Must receive a “C” or better in each course

Course

Hours

HSML 3000 - Human Service in the Non-Profit Sector
(Required for these Concentrations: HSML, Psychology, Sociology, Rehabilitation or any human services certificate program. Maybe substituted otherwise.)

3

SOCI 3220 - Quantitative Data Collection *Prerequisite SOCI 1510 with C or better.

3

Choose ONE:

  • CJUS 3600-Criminology
  • COMM 3050-Intercultural Communication
  • CSCE 4010-Social Issues in Computing
  • MGMT 3720-Organizational Behavior
  • PSCI 3320-Democratic Theory 
  • PSYC 3100-Social Psychology
  • SOCI 3200-Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 4540-Race & Ethnic Minorities
  • SOWK 4540-Human Diversity in the Helping Professions (suggested for human services professionals)

 

3

Professional Development Concentrations - 36 Hours

*One Concentration Area must be completed at UNT Dallas from one of the following options: Human Services Management & Leadership, Criminal Justice (CJUS), Applied Gerontology Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Sociology (SOCI), Creative Writing, Dallas Studies, History, Ethnic and Minority Studies, Hospitality Management, Sports Marketing, Communication Studies, Communication and Technology, Psychology, and Child Development & Family Studies. The other concentration areas may come from any other department at UNTD (except for INDE courses) or may consist of technical/professional coursework already completed at a community college (or in the military) as part of an Associate’s degree.

Areas - Option 1

Courses

Areas - Option 2

Courses

Hours

Concentration 1:

 

Concentration 1:
*must contain 18- 24 hours in the required field

 

 

Concentration 2:

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

Concentration 2:

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

Concentration 3:

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

Occupational Specialization - 21 Hours

Course

Hours

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

3

Elective Requirements - 12 Hours

Course

Hours

General Elective

3

General Elective

3

General Elective

3

General Elective

3

UNT Dallas Degree Requirements:

Requirement

120 hours (minimum) required for degree completion

Residency Requirement - At least 30 hours must be completed at UNT Dallas

42 Advanced Hours (3XXX or 4XXX) - 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT Dallas

UNT GPA 2.0 or higher required

Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher required

 

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