Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Studio Art is designed to be flexible enough to provide the student with a background for a career or graduate study in the Visual Arts, including positions in government and public art agencies, in museums and galleries, and in design studios and private corporations. The Media Arts concentration provides a background for a career in media design for film, television, video games, and the Internet. Additionally, students can combine the B.A. in Studio Art with a second major or minor to extend career options. A student seeking the bachelor's degree in Studio Art must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses at the 300 level and above in order for those courses to count toward their major program. An exit survey is required of all graduating seniors.

  • I. General Education Requirements46


  • ENGL B101 or B105 and ENGL B102 or B106 (each with a grade of "C" or higher)6
  • Numerical and Analytical6



MATH B101 or a higher level mathematics course., additional MATH, STAT, CSCI or PHIL B110/B111



  • COMM B140, B201 or B2303

Liberal Arts

  • Liberal Arts Electives16
  • HIST B101, B102, B111, B112, B115, or B1163
  • Fine Arts23
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences33

Natural Sciences4

  • Two courses, at least one with associated laboratory7
  • Foreign Languages6



Requirement may be satisfied by proficiency. Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects.

  • Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Studies53



A distribution requirement that may be satisfied by one of the above mentioned courses or by additional coursework.

  • II. Program Requirements15
  • Art History12
  • ARTH B105 History of Western Art I3
  • ARTH B106 History of Western Art II3
  • ARTH B200-level and ARTH B300 level or higher6
  • Philosophy

    PHIL 313 Philosophy of Art
  • III. Major Requirements39
  • ARTS B102 Visual Computing3
  • ARTS B103 2-Dimensional Design3
  • ARTS B104 3-Dimensional Design3
  • ARTS B111 Drawing I3
  • ARTS or MART B200-level (and higher) 12
  • ARTS or MART B300-level (and higher) 12
  • ARTS 485 Senior Exhibition (taken in Senior year of study)3
  • IV. Electives20
  • Total hours required

    1 Courses from the following disciplines: AFAM, ANTH, ARTH, ARTS, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GEOG, HIST, MUSC, PHIL, POLI, PSYC, RELG, SOCY, SPAN, COMM, THEA. One credit courses in MUSC and THEA may not be used to fulfill this requirement. English majors may use 3 hours of their major prerequisites toward this requirement.

    2 Courses from the following disciplines: ARTH, ARTS, MUSC, THEA. One credit courses in MUSC and THEA may not be used to fulfill this requirement. English majors may use 3 hours of their major prerequisites toward this requirement.

    3 Courses from: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GLST, LING, POLI, PSYC, and SOCY.

    4 The following courses fulfill this requirement: ANTH B102, ANTH B312, ANTH B317, ANTH B351, ANTH B352, ANTH B452, COMM B450, EDCI B322, ENGL B270, ENGL B291, GEOG B121, GLST, B301, GLST B398, HIST B109, HIST B115, HIST B116, HPRO B300. NURS B330, RELG B203, SOCY B315, SPAN B380.

    5 Courses from African American Studies, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy (except B110 & B111) or religious studies.

    6 "Non-Western" means a non-American or European History course. Example courses on Asia, Africa, and Latin America; courses with a predominantly non-Western fous, e.g., European colonialism in Africa. .