Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Art (ARTBA) (121 min. credits)

Effective Fall 2015 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
Art 011S First-Year Seminar-School of Visual ArtsNotes for: Art 001S

Art 001S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
ART 110 Ideas as Visual ImagesNotes for: ART 110

ART 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ART H 111 (GA;IL) Ancient to Medieval ArtNotes for: ART H 111

ART H 111

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015

or ENGL 030* (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition

ENGL 030

3
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4
Total credits 17

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
ART 111 Ideas as ObjectsNotes for: ART 111

ART 111

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ART H 112 (GA;IL) Renaissance to Modern ArtNotes for: ART H 112

ART H 112

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ART 122Y (W) (US) Commentary on ArtNotes for: ART 122Y

ART 122Y

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
ART 200-level StudioNotes for: ART 200 level

ART 200 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ART 200-level Studio

ART 200 level

3
ART HNotes for: ART H

ART H

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ART 200-level StudioNotes for: ART 200 level

ART 200 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ART 200-level StudioNotes for: ART 200 level

ART 200 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ART 200-level StudioNotes for: ART 200 level

ART 200 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ART HNotes for: ART H

ART H

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS)

3
B.A. Knowledge Domain

B.A. Knowledge

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ART 300/400-level Studio (Concentration)Notes for: ART 300/400 level

ART 300/400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ART 300/400-level Studio (Concentration)Notes for: ART 300/400 level

ART 300/400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
ENGL 202 (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202

3
Total credits 13

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ART 300/400-level StudioNotes for: ART 300/400 level

ART 300/400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
B.A. Knowledge Domain

BA Knowledge Domain

3
B.A. Requirement Other Cultures

Other Cultures

3
Total credits 14.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
ART 300/400-level StudioNotes for: ART 300/400 level

ART 300/400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
B.A. Knowledge Domain

BA Knowledge

3
Total credits 14.5

Additional Notes

Total minimum credits required: 121

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes:  Many art studio courses are repeatable.

*Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

Change of Major Requirements:  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a successful portfolio review are required. 

Portfolio Requirements:  www.sova.psu.edu/portfoliocom.html

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

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