UNT at Frisco launches three-year program that gives students real-world experience and competitive edge in job market

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 15:05

DENTON (UNT), Texas —The University of North Texas will offer a new three-year accelerated Bachelor of Science in Project Design and Analysis beginning in Fall 2020.

The program, open to freshman students, is located at UNT at Frisco, in the heart of a rapidly-growing mecca of corporate headquarters, and was developed with input from the corporate partners who will work with students on in-class projects and provide opportunities for paid summer internships.

“The students’ classwork is integrated into real projects with industry partners so students can implement what they learn,” clinical professor Zain Ali said. “The accelerated degree is cost-saving and provides the career readiness that gives students a competitive edge in the job market.”

Initially launched in Fall 2019 as a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies, the program found quick popularity with students and with industry. The degree’s cohort model allows students to learn, grow and graduate together as a team with work-place skills, problem-solving abilities and a professional network of industry and community leaders.

In 2019, students worked with the City of Frisco to study the possibility of driverless vehicles and other public transportation options including e-scooters and shuttles. The students conducted a full study, including public surveys, data analysis and site visits to study traffic and public transportation routes, and made a formal presentation to representatives from the city of Frisco. A second project is planned for the cohort to analyze and make recommendations on the current application process for new restaurants.

The degree is pending approval from The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. For more information about this program, contact Hope Garcia at Hope.Garcia@unt.edu or visit https://frisco.unt.edu/programs/project-design-analysis.

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