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The award-winning Division of University Relations, Communications and Marketing (URCM) is the chief communications and marketing organization for the University of North Texas. The division enhances and protects UNT's institutional reputation; grows and strengthens the university's brand; encourages community engagement; and reinforces the university's relevance in the lives of key target audiences,
Created in 1975, the University of North Texas Archives houses university records of enduring value and documents the development of North Central Texas. The Archive's physical collections include historical manuscripts, photographs, and oral histories, as well as a variety of records from UNT's administrative and academic offices. In addition, the Archives serves as a depository for the microfilmed records of Cooke, Denton, Montague, and Wise Counties in Texas. Access to information in the Archives is governed by federal law, the Texas Public Information Act, and contractual agreement with donors.
The UNT Center for Economic Development and Research performs economic analysis and public policy research, providing forecasting and strategic planning services to businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations.
Located at UNT since 1990, the Center for Environmental Philosophy promotes research and graduate education in the field of environmental ethics, houses the Environmental Justice Project, publishes the journal Environmental Ethics, and reprints important works through the book series Environmental Ethics Books.
The UNT College of Arts and Sciences educates students in traditional liberal arts, performing arts, sciences, professional, and technical academic programs. Within the UNT College of Arts and Sciences, there are 18 departments and over 30 additional academic centers, institutes, programs, and offices providing diverse courses of study.
One of the largest business schools in the nation, the UNT College of Business strives to prepare tomorrow's business leaders in an intellectually stimulating and collegial community through high-quality teaching, research, and service. The college offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, along with certificate programs in a variety of disciplines.
The UNT College of Education prepares leaders in the education and human service spheres of public, private, and corporate institutions. The UNT College of Education promotes faculty and student research and strives to encourage improvements in education and the promotion of health and human development.
The UNT College of Engineering promotes intellectual and scholarly pursuits in the areas of computer science and engineering, preparing innovative leaders in a variety of disciplines. The UNT College of Engineering encourages faculty and students to pursue interdisciplinary research among numerous subjects of study including databases, numerical analysis, game programming, and computer systems architecture.
The UNT College of Information educates students and advances domains of knowledge in information science, library science, computing and technology systems, learning and cognition, and human performance.
The UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism educates students for the globalization of the hospitality, retail, and tourism industries. The College provides bachelor's and master's programs in a variety of majors.
One of the nation's largest music schools, the UNT College of Music provides a dynamic learning environment for both future professionals and the broader university community. The College of Music offers instruction in the areas of composition studies; conducting and ensembles; instrumental studies; jazz studies; keyboard studies; music education; music history, theory, and ethnomusicology; and vocal studies. With more than fifty performing ensemble groups, a full schedule of student recitals, and frequent visits by guest artists, the college brings music lovers nearly a thousand concert events each year.
The UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service works to improve the quality of life in local and global communities through education and community outreach programs, preparing students for vital roles in business, social services, and government positions that address important social issues including aging, disability, and health disparity.
The UNT College of Visual Arts + Design (CVAD) seeks to engage UNT's diverse student population with issues of artistic heritage, stimulate students' imagination and involvement with the world, foster their critical and analytical thinking, and inspire their creativity through educational opportunities in art education, art history, design, and studio arts, all supported by a vital program of creative research.
The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) seeks to enhance access to high quality education and to prepare students to become exemplary citizens who can assume leadership positions in a global environment. The University offers coursework in business and public leadership, liberal arts and life sciences, and education and human services. Undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are available.
The University of North Texas (UNT) Dallas College of Law is a new public law school located in Dallas, Texas that combines best practices with an emphasis on learning by doing. The UNT Dallas College of Law has five goals: (1) provide access, preparation, value, innovation, and community; (2) widen access to legal education for qualifying students who lack realistic access to legal education because of cost or location; (3) provide a legal education aimed at excellence in developing the full range of practice-related competencies; (4) create new opportunities through affordable education that produces practice ready graduates; and (5) lead in best legal education practices.
The UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism has been a major provider of professionals and academics for all forms of media, profit and non-profit communication organizations since 1945. Organized into two departments, the school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Alumni of the School have achieved many awards--including a number of Pulitzer Prizes.
The UNT Honors College offers students a broad-based, liberal education that helps them build an excellent intellectual and academic foundation. The College offers its members many benefits, including challenging classes, training in research methods and skills, eligibility to live in Honors Hall, and a supportive social and academic environment.
The mission of the Institute of Applied Science (IAS) is to foster, facilitate and conduct science-based interdisciplinary environmental research that seeks to understand how human actions impact the environment, and to use that knowledge to suggest scientific, engineering, policy and/or educational solutions to environmental problems. Closely affiliated with 10 other campus departments, the IAS conducts research on issues surrounding air; climate change; ecosystems and conservation; health; land, waste and cleanup; pharmaceuticals and pesticides; and water. The IAS also provides science education and outreach.
Library facilities at the University of North Texas function as the nerve center for teaching and academic research. In addition to a major collection of electronic journals, books and databases, five campus facilities house just under six million cataloged holdings, including books, periodicals, maps, documents, microforms, audiovisual materials, music scores, full-text journals and books. A branch library is located at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus.
Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains a collection of over 1 million items in a variety of formats including print, microform, audiovisual, maps, posters, musical scores, LPs, CD-ROMs, and Web documents. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.
The UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections house and provide access to more than 20,000 rare and unusual items including scrolls, books, posters, maps, artwork, artifacts, games, photographs, Texana, and more. The staff of the Rare Book Room does preservation and conservation work and digitizes rare items to make them freely available to the world via the Internet.
The Media Library contains the UNT Libraries' nonprint, audiovisual collections. The mission of the UNT Media Library is to support the instructional and research needs of UNT faculty, staff, and students by collecting, maintaining, and providing access to media materials that represent all academic disciplines and all genres of film.
The UNT Music Library - one of the largest academic music collections in the United States - contains over 300,000 volumes of books, periodicals, scores, dissertations, and reference works in many languages, as well as nearly 900,000 sound recordings in a variety of formats, including cylinders, reel-to-reel tapes, 45/33/78rpm records, compact discs, and digital tape recordings. The Music Library is also home to many rare books and scores and other special collections.
Affiliated with the UNT Department of History, the Oral History Program records, transcribes, and archives oral history interviews in order to preserve the history of the North Texas region. The program also trains UNT students in the theory and methods of oral history, conducts workshops for members of the larger community, and maintains partnerships with a variety of related institutions and organizations.
The University of North Texas Press was founded in 1987 and published its first book in 1989. Though it is the newest university press in North Texas, it has quickly become a leading press with the most titles in print (more than 300) and published (15 to 18 each year). The UNT Press is a fully accredited member of the Association of American University Presses. Its books are distributed and marketed nationally and internationally through the Texas A&M University Press Consortium.