DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is offering students six new degree programs beginning this fall.
The new undergraduate offerings include Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Latino culture, economy and policy, as well as urban policy and planning, in addition to Bachelor of Science degrees in general business and data science. There are two new graduate degrees offered – a Master of Arts in applied behavior analysis and an M.B.A. in business analytics.
The Latino culture, economy and policy program will take students beyond language proficiency and into understanding the social and cultural aspects of Latino clients and their communities. The urban policy and planning program will offer a combination of classroom and online courses and focuses on the study of urban development, the history of cities and the impact of urban space on communities.
Students at UNT’s Frisco campus can explore two new business opportunities with the Bachelor of Science in general business and the M.B.A. in business analytics offered at the new campus. The general business program offers broad-based, general knowledge of the functional areas in business, along with the flexibility of incorporating other academic interest areas.
The STEM- designated M.B.A. program is the only one of its kind in Texas in a field the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls one of the top 10 fastest growing occupations. The Society for Information Management’s annual IT Trends Study identified “Analytics/Business Intelligence/Big Data/Data Scientist” as the skill that is both one of the most difficult to find and one of the most important.
Students can also earn an undergraduate degree in data science through the College of Information, which teaches the fundamentals of interpreting data, performing analyses, understanding and communicating actionable insights and extracting knowledge and insights from both structured and unstructured data.
The Master of Arts in applied behavior analysis is a one-year, online, professional practice program designed to provide the knowledge base for effective and compassionate practice of behavior analysis. Coursework will focus on foundations, methods, ethics and building content area expertise.