Major: 17 to 22 courses. These shall include ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 113, ART 345 or ART 347, ART 351; two 2D studio courses from among ART 354, ART 355, ART 356; two 3D studio courses from among ART 358, ART 359, ART 360; at least two additional art history courses; and at least one additional drawing or figure course. In addition, each B.F.A. candidate takes at least two upper levels of the same two-dimensional or three-dimensional studio area of concentration. A minimum of four drawing courses is required of the student who chooses drawing for his/her studio concentration. The declaration of major form will be submitted upon completion of ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, and ART 113 or by the end of the sophomore year. Courses taken credit/no entry may not be applied toward the major. All candidates for the B.F.A. degree must complete the following distribution requirements (see REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DEGREES and DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS): any three units from Group I, one unit from Group II, two units from Group III, and one unit from outside the fine arts department in Group IV. Art education courses (ART 301, ART 302 and ART 307) and credits awarded for an apprenticeship/internship cannot be counted among the seventeen basic units required for the B.F.A. degree.
To qualify as a candidate for Phi Beta Kappa, students choosing the B.F.A. degree must complete all additional distribution requirements as stated under REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DEGREES and DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS.
Major with License to Teach Art in Grades Pre K-12: completion of twelve additional courses to include ART 302, ART 307, and ART 353 (can be one of the 2D studio courses required of BFA ART 354, ART 355, ART 356), EDUC 110, EDUC 251, EDUC 370, EDUC 377, EDUC 471, EDUC 472, EDUC 473, EDUC 474, ENG 145, and a second diversity course. EDUC 110 and EDUC 251 can count as two of the Group I requirements. ENG 145 can count as a Group III requirment. ENG 176 or ENG 180 and ENG 182 can be submitted for ENG 145 when scheduling conflicts occur.
Candidates for either the Bachelor of Arts degree or the Bachelor of Fine Arts can obtain the additional background necessary for graduate study in art therapy by also following a course of study in psychology, which would include a minimum of the following courses: PSYC 110, two in the personality/abnormal category from PSYC 322, PSYC 327; and one in developmental psychology from PSYC 333, and PSYC 336.
Students working toward the combined degree must fulfill the departmental and distribution requirements for the B.A. degree, as well as the art course requirements for a B.F.A. degree. Requirements for a major in a different department must also be completed.
The combined degree program is a five-year program that requires 17 to 22 art courses and 25 courses from other departments.