The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures continues to gain national and international recognition for its accomplishments, including its French and Spanish Graduate Summer Institutes—unique in the Southwest— and its numerous study-abroad programs.
The Department of Psychology attracts students nationally for scientific and practitioner training in their well-equipped Psychology Clinic in which more than 60 students see more than 700 clients yearly.
The UNT Jewish Studies Program is the only Jewish studies program at a public university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The program includes 48 courses on Jews, Judaism, and Israel taught by 29 faculty from 13 departments in 6 of UNT’s colleges.
The Department of Political Science was recently named the editorial home of the American Political Science Review, the premier political science journal in the world, and is currently building the “Human Security, Democracy, and Global Development” research cluster.
UNT’s Department of English features outstanding programs and faculty in the fields of literary and cultural studies, creative writing, and rhetoric/composition. The department recently bolstered the quality of its programs through the establishment of the UNT-Rilke Prize, a $10,000 annual award for poetry to be given for the first time in April 2012.
Students in the Department of Physics have used telescopes at UNT’s Monroe Robotic Observatory to detect planets orbiting stars other than the Sun, or so called “exoplanets.” The Observatory has also made thousands of measurements of stars that vary in brightness, including discovery of a previously unknown variable star.
Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences’ Developmental Integrative Biology and Plant Science/Signaling groups recently moved into a new 85,000 square foot research building. Biology faculty are funded by and serve on numerous national science advisory panels including the National Science Foundation, the EPA, USDA, and National Institutes of Health.
Thirteen faculty members and 18 graduate students from the Department of Communication Studies presented research at the most recent National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.
The Department of Geography offers active learning experiences in classroom and field settings, including more than 40 internship opportunities and training in such applied skills as geographic information systems and remote sensing, now in high demand on the job market. Last year, the department’s students won paper competitions in both of the major conferences in the discipline.
The interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Program offers courses from 20 different departments at UNT. 80% of Women’s Studies graduate students finishing their degrees in the past 2 years have jobs in the Women’s Studies field. The program also became home to Beta Rho, the UNT chapter recently approved by the national Women’s Studies Honor Society, Iota Iota Iota.
UNT's Forensic Science Program is the only nationally accredited program of its kind in Texas and the surrounding states. It is led by faculty with national reputations in the forensic field.
The Department of Radio, Television and Film is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S., and is also home to the new Center for Spanish Language Media and North Texas Television (NTTV). NTTV received three EMPIXX Awards from Hometown Video including “Overall Excellence for an Educational Access Station” for 2011.
The Institute of Applied Science, home to the first environmental science doctoral program in Texas, controls one of only three labs in the nation that have been authorized to conduct endocrine disruptor studies that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will use to set regulatory standards for chemicals.
Student and faculty accomplishments in the Department of Dance & Theatre receive critical acclaim. Recent awards include a Golden Pen Award from the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology and a DFW Theater Critics Forum Outstanding Actress Award.
The Division of Aerospace Studies opened its doors in 1951 and has, to date, commissioned more than 500 Second Lieutenants. Two have achieved the rank of General in the United States Air Force.
More than 130 students have earned doctoral degrees from the Department of History, which awarded its first doctorate in 1970. The department also enjoys the increasing popularity of its Military History Center, which has been acclaimed by scholars as one of the top two programs of its kind in the United States.
The Department of Economics’ master’s program in Economic Research is the top-rated terminal master’s program in the southwestern U.S. and is among the top-20 in the nation. Additionally, five current faculty members of the Department of Economics have been awarded national or local teaching awards, and two faculty have earned university service awards.
The UNT Math Lab in the Department of Mathematics has been providing math tutoring services to students for more than 50 years. The tutor center was one of the first in the country to be named "Math Lab" and was a volunteer service until the late 1970s when UNT became the first in the country to operate the Math Lab in its current model.
The Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, home of the leading graduate program in environmental ethics and environmental philosophy, has created the world's first field station in environmental philosophy, science, and policy at Cape Horn, Chile.
The International Studies Program is one of the fastest growing majors on campus and has 6 concentrations including International Security and Diplomacy, International Business and Economics, International Development and Humanitarian Affairs, Regional Studies, African and Middle Eastern Studies and Peace Studies.
The Department of Chemistry houses the U.S. Department of Education-supported Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling (CASCAM), one of the most comprehensive computational chemistry programs in the United States. The department is also renown for its faculty, some of whom serve as fellows for the American Chemical Society and editors of major chemistry journals.
Is height important in matters of the heart? According to new research from Rice University and the University of North Texas, the height of a potential partner matters more to women than men, and mostly for femininity and protection.
Valerie Hudson, co-author of "Sex and World Peace," professor and the George H. W. Bush Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, will give a lecture at UNT on the link between state security and women's security.
University of North Texas Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies Outstanding Scholar/Artist Lecture Series presents "The Future is Ours: How Latinos will Define the Next Era in American Politics," given by Dr. Gary M. Segura, professor of American politics and chair of Chicano/a studies at Stanford University and co-founder and principal in the national polling firm Latino Decisions.Read more »
Alder has been appointed a United Nations representative for the U.S. section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. In her new role, she will help shape directives concerning the U.N.'s policy framework on Women, Peace and Security.Read more »