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Bachelor of Science in Art

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The Art Department offers training in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, computer graphics and art history. Instruction is personalized and designed to help students develop skills and knowledge in a liberal arts context while preparing for the complex and evolving world of art. Graduates prepare for careers in museums, teaching, advertising, public relations, illustration, mural painting and freelancing, as well as for graduate school. Students have the opportunity to specialize within a broad spectrum of preprofessional disciplines such as painting and drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and graphic design. Students electing a major in one of these specialties must complete 24 semester hours in related courses. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Art complete 38-41 semester hours of general education requirements, including PHIL 330 Ethics; and three hours of a Multicultural requirement, in addition to the following specific requirements:

Degree Requirements


A minimum of 60 semester hours in art.

60 sem. hrs


Multicultural Requirement

3 sem. hrs

  (Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.)


Core requirements: 33 of the 60 semester hours in the following specific courses: (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)

  ARTS 111View Syllabus Art and Ideas I* 3 hrs
  ARTS 112View Syllabus Art and Ideas II 3 hrs
  ARTS 120View Syllabus Drawing I 3 hrs
  ARTS 130View Syllabus Painting I 3 hrs
  ARTS 140View Syllabus 2-Dimensional Design 3 hrs
  ARTS 141View Syllabus 3-Dimensional Design 3 hrs
  ARTS 222View Syllabus Drawing II 3 hrs
  ARTS 232View Syllabus Painting II (not required for students majoring in Graphic Design) 3 hrs
  ARTS 496View Syllabus Senior Portfolio 3 hrs
  ARTS Syllabus Not Available Art History Courses (courses must be upper-level if majoring in Graphic Design) 6 hrs


Select one of the following courses: ARTS 271 Ceramics I or ARTS 292 Jewelry I.


24 semester hours in elective art courses, at least 15 of which must be upper-level.


Completion of a final evaluation by satisfactorily passing ARTS 496 Senior Portfolio, a course designed to assess the outcomes of the major.

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