Our department offers a variety of majors and minors tailored to the individual student's interests while providing breadth of knowledge in the discipline.
Forty-four semester hours of art are required for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in art history. The following course requirements and an Art History Senior Thesis Presentation must be completed:
Majors and minors in studio art must focus on one of the following concentrations:
• Silver Jewelry
• Computer Imaging
• Graphic Design
Forty-four semester hours of art are required for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in studio art. The following course requirements and a Senior Studio Thesis Seminar exhibition must be completed:
Sixty-eight semester hours are required for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. A student wishing to earn this degree needs to begin the general art requirements and foundations sequence in the freshman year and maintain an average of at least two art courses per semester throughout the four years. A 3.00 grade-point average must be maintained within the Art Department, and candidacy for the B.F.A. must be declared by the end of the sophomore year. The following course requirements and a Senior Thesis Solo Exhibition must be completed:
A minor in art may be earned with a focus in art history or studio art. Twenty semester hours in art are required.
Due to the need to maintain overall continuity in the art program for the B.A. in Art and the B.F.A., the Art Department requires the two Foundations courses (101 and 103) and one art history course to be taken in residence. The Senior Thesis Seminar and the Art History Senior Thesis Seminar courses must also be taken in residence.
Students interested in pursuing a course of study leading to a license to teach art should contact their advisor or the Education Department for specific requirements.