Behavior Analysis is a natural science that studies the effects of the environment on the behavior of individuals. Its principles are universal. They can be applied with any population, including children with autism, people with developmental disabilities, parents and children, pet owners, college students, healthcare providers, athletes, employees, and CEOs. A career in behavior analysis will give you many options.
Behavior analysts work in a variety of settings, including classrooms, large corporations, government institutions, health institutions, animal shelters, zoos, and in homes. Anywhere there are people, there is the opportunity to help individuals reach their full potential through improving their environment. Students from other fields, such as social work, special education, rehabilitation and addictions, health sciences, computer science and gaming, and neuroscience, will also find that a knowledge of behavior analytic principles can help them make better sense of the behavior of the individuals they work with and study.
Interested in a career helping people with speech or hearing disorders? A Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology/ Audiology from UNT paves the way. This program is designed for persons wishing to pursue graduate study and offers an avenue for students interested in pursuing careers in health professions, teaching, psychology, medicine, gerontology, among others. A major in speech language pathology/audiology provides the needed skills to assess and treat people with hearing and balance disorders through a curriculum centered around practical experience.
Criminal Justice majors prepare for challenging careers in public sector law enforcement, corrections, court-related employment, private sector loss prevention, and investigative work. Many UNT alumni are serving in agencies throughout the DFW region and beyond as police chiefs, supervisors and officers; special agents at federal agencies; state law enforcement officers; and supervisory staff at community corrections agencies, among others.
The nation’s first and most respected Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Administration and Planning offers a rigorous curriculum that helps students develop valuable skills in disaster planning, interpersonal communication and leadership. Mastering these competencies is essential to educating communities on how to prepare for and alleviate natural, technological and civil hazards.
This special UNT program in the College of Health and Public Service guides students as they work to enter the College of Engineering. Students admitted into Pre-Engineering have been admitted UNT, but do not yet meet the admissions requirements for the College of Engineering. HPS staff advise Pre-Engineering students on courses to take to meet College of Engineering requirements for Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Energy Engineering.
UNT’s Public Health program prepares professionals who support individuals with health care needs and disabilities to achieve their life goals. Graduates may pursue careers within public hospitals, health departments, non-profits, and many other settings. Students may choose from a wide variety of specializations. Five concentration areas are offered.
Help individuals with disabilities reach their potential. Graduates of Rehabilitation Studies are prepared to address wellness and employment issues of people with physical and mental disabilities as well as those who live with a serious addiction. This program is for those who want to help others obtain skills that lead to self-determination, responsibility and personal empowerment.
Social workers make the world a better place by helping people overcome the challenges associated with abuse, poverty, homelessness, addiction, illness, and discrimination. They practice in a variety of areas including healthcare, hospice, substance abuse treatment, child welfare, aging, criminal justice and others. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the exam for state licensure and may qualify for advance standing in graduate social work programs.