Q: Will the split affect my program accreditation?
A: All degrees granted from UNT Dallas and UNT are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Thus, when you graduate from either UNT Dallas or UNT, you will graduate from a regionally accredited university.
Different programs have earned separate accreditations from industry-related entities. So, whether you graduate from UNT Dallas or UNT, you may or may not graduate from a program with additional program-accreditation.
For example, Business programs can attain additional accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). When UNT Dallas completely separates from UNT, majors that fall under the business area at UNT Dallas will no longer be AACSB accredited.
In the area of teacher education and administration, UNT Dallas attained its separate accreditation from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in January 2012. So, the teacher education, mid-level certification (principal), school counseling, or other certification programs within the Division of Education and Human Services carry that TEA accreditation.
Not all programs have program-specific accreditations. To learn if your major program has an additional accreditation and what that means for you, please contact the dean of the division or college for more information.
Q: Will my courses completed at either campus apply toward residency?
A: Yes, all courses completed before fall 2015 at UNT Dallas or UNT will apply toward residency at either campus.
All undergraduate students are required to complete at least 30 hours (some programs require 33 hours) at their home institution to be awarded a degree. Courses completed prior to fall 2015 will apply toward the residency requirement for students.