The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 1990 Page: 234
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Evolve to Meet Changing
Deciding on a major at Texas College in 1890 wouldn't have been
very difficult. One could study teaching or teaching.
There were nine "full courses" of study offered by the college, all
of which went toward a teaching certificate. The courses, which
included the basics plus engineering, elocution and music, were
conducted by five faculty members. These courses were generally
designed to be completed in one year. In addition to the education
courses, the school also offered preparatory courses for those "who
have neither the time or money to pursue a regular college course."
The students enrolled in this program took only the courses that
pertained to their particular field of interest.
By 1900, the faculty of what had become the North Texas Normal
College had grown to 11 and most of the curriculum was designed to
last four years. Students could obtain a bachelor Of science or arts
degree or a teaching certificate. All students were required to com-
The School of Business Administration, the School of Education,
the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Home Economics, the
School of Music, the School of Library and Information Sciences and
the Graduate School were all firmly established by 1946. These
divisions into separate schools allowed for better emphasis on the
subject, better budgeting and better organization, Davis said.
The first doctorate programs were established in 1951. Doctorates
were available in education and music.
Throughout the 60's and 70's, the college continued to grow. In
1980 more than 55 different departments offered bachelor's degrees,
and an equally number offered master's degrees. During this time
various departments and divisions appeared and disappeared from the
"In the past twenty years, I'm not aware of any departments being
completely drowned from existence. Denartments are ncinllv intct
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