PACS renamed College of Health and Public Service

UNT’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service (PACS) has been renamed the College of Health and Public Service (HPS).

The college is comprised of seven main academic departments:

  • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management and Disaster Science (new)
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work* (new)

Other recent changes:

  • Non-profit Studies and Alternative Dispute Resolution are now part of the Public Administration Department.
  • *Social Work is now a standalone academic department within the college. Pending state approval, Social Work will offer a joint master’s of social work degree with Texas Woman’s University beginning fall 2017.

More than 3,500 students are enrolled in the college, which offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as minors, certificates and continuing education programs across a variety of social issues.

Health and Public Service is the third name for the college. It began in 1973 as the School of Community Service and became the College of Public Affairs and Community Service in 2005.

The university will phase out the “PACS” name over the next several months. The college’s addresses, employee email addresses and phone numbers will remain unchanged:


Mailing address:
College of Health and Public Service
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311340
Denton, TX 76203

Physical location:
College of Health and Public Service
University of North Texas
Chilton Hall, Suite 209
410 S. Avenue C
Denton, TX 76201

Phone: 940-565-2239

Fax: 940-565-4663

Email: HPS@unt.edu

Website: www.hps.unt.edu