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Bachelor of Science in Art

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:


Visual Arts and Music Department

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 111 Art and Ideas I* 3 hrs
  • ARTS 112 Art and Ideas II 3 hrs
  • ARTS 120 Drawing I 3 hrs
  • ARTS 130 Painting I 3 hrs
  • ARTS 140 2-Dimensional Design 3 hrs
  • ARTS 141 3-Dimensional Design 3 hrs
  • ARTS 222 Drawing II 3 hrs
  • ARTS 232 Painting II (not required for students majoring in Graphic Design) 3 hrs
  • ARTS 496 Senior Portfolio 3 hrs
  • ARTS 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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