Feb 29, 2024
Major code BA5193
All students enter the School of Art as Bachelor of Arts (BA) art majors, and must complete requirements in studio foundations and art history. Students must maintain a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.75 and an in-major GPA of 3.0 to remain in the major.
General requirements for a B.A. are (a) a minimum of 192 quarter hours, including (b) 90 hours of Arts and Sciences coursework above the 199 level; (c) the equivalent of two years of college-level foreign language; (d) at least 18 hours each of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences coursework; (e) General Education Requirements—Tiers I, II, III and (f) all requirements stipulated by the department. Minors are optional.
A minimum of 192 quarter hours of credit is required for the B.A. degree. Policy does not allow an accumulation of more than 72 hours in any one major for a B.A. Any hours earned in excess of the stated maximum for the major will necessitate earning equivalent credit hours over 192. Please check the Student Information page on the School of Art Web site for current requirements and other useful information.
Arts and Sciences Requirements for Fine Arts
Complete 90 hours of Arts and Sciences coursework at or above the 200 level.
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete the equivalent of two years of college-level foreign language.
Complete 18 hours of Arts and Sciences humanities coursework from two or more areas, with at least eight hours in one area.
Complete 18 hours of Arts and Sciences social sciences coursework from two or more areas, with at least eight hours in one area.
Complete 18 hours of Arts and Sciences natural sciences coursework from two or more areas, with at least eight hours in one area.
In addition to general education and arts and sciences area requirements, the art major includes:
Art Foundations Courses (Part 1)
Complete three of the following:
Art Foundations Courses (Part 2)
Complete one of the following:
Complete 30 hours from no more than two of the following areas, with at least 15 hours at the 200 level and at least 15 at the 300 or 400 level.