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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences operates a teaching clinic that provides speech, language & hearing assessments as well as remediation services to the UNT community and North Texas/Texoma region. SPHS recently received a large private grant to fund investigations of the use of modern technology in the treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders.
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.
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.
Ami Moore, a UNT associate professor in the Department of Sociology, is researching the hidden reality among young adult men who have sex with other men (MSM) in resource-poor countries such as Togo where jobs are scarce. Moore believes that advocacy and research can help expose the high-stakes issues associated with MSM.Read more »
DENTON (UNT), Texas — After being ranked for years by the U.S. Department of State as one of the worst offenders of human trafficking in the world, Israel now scores in the top tier of countries considered to be in full compliance with anti-trafficking standards.Read more »
James Meernik, professor of political science at the University of North Texas, has received a Fulbright Specialist Grant to work with colleagues at Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan. The grant award is given for short-term faculty and professional exchanges, typically lasting two to six weeks, to facilitate new research topics and teaching methods.Read more »
What is it about the behavior of electrons that drives a chemist's curiosity and passion in the laboratory? What inspires a materials scientist to spend endless hours at the nano scale studying metal alloys? Researchers delve into other worlds each day as a source of inspiration and discovery. These worlds are often alien to those outside their disciplines. Eight faculty members share perspectives on what compels them in their research.Read more »
A new patent will potentially change the way new chemicals and pharmaceutical compounds are tested for toxicity or effectiveness.Read more »