Art and Design, B.A.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

Minimum of 50 percent of  art credits must be earned at Southern Connecticut State University.
‘C’ or better required.

ART 104 – History of Western Art I (T2CE)
ART 105 – History of Western Art II (T2CE)
ART 112 – Color and 2-D Design
ART 113 – Three Dimensional Design (T2CD)
ART 114 – Digital Foundations for Art and Design (T1TF)
ART 150 – Introductory Drawing I (T2CD)
ART 151 – Drawing II, Drawing and Composition (T2CD)
Select 2 additional courses in Art History
Select 21 additional credits in ART


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.