Art, B.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 122-132

Major Hours: 39

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 24


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B050

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the OU School of Visual Arts.

Core Curriculum - Core Courses
ART 1033Core Studio I: Surface3
ART 1043Core Studio II: Space and Time3
ART 3143Core III: Integrated Studio3
ART 4993Senior Experience3
Area of Specialization - Core Studio Courses
Choose 27 hours from courses in ART, ATC, ARTC, and DES (at least 12 hours must be upper-division)27
Total Credit Hours39

Major Support Requirements 

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the OU School of Visual Arts.

Art History Requirements
A HI 1314Introduction to Art History4
A HI Elective, 2000-level course3
Choose one Upper-Division A HI course3
Choose one Upper-Division A HI course 13
Total Credit Hours13

Secondary Emphasis and Electives

Additional coursework outside the OU School of Visual Arts.

Choose one of the following:15-30
Minor (approx. 15-24 hours) 1
Double major (approx. 30 hours) 1
Develop a specialized area of concentration (approx. 24-30 hours)
Free Electives
Hours not used for the secondary emphasis may be taken in any college or department except the OU School of Visual Arts.5-21
Total Credit Hours35-36

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply. 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
This requirement is not mandatory if the student successfully completed 2 years of the same language in high school - 2 courses (Core I)0-10
Mathematics
Choose one course (Core I)3
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
Will be satisfied in Art History Requirements0
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course3
World Culture
Choose one course3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Other Gen Ed
Will be satisfied in Art History Requirements0
Total Credit Hours34-45

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 24 hours of upper-division Art and Art History credit must be earned in residence as a declared major. This plan of study should not be used in lieu of academic advisement.  Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ART 1033 Core Studio I: Surface 3
ART 1043 Core Studio II: Space and Time 3
A HI 1314 Introduction to Art History 4
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
Beginning Language (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours13-18
Second Semester
Core Studio 3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
MATH (Core I) 3
Beginning Language continued (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours12-17
Sophomore
First Semester
Core Studio 3
Core Studio 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
Natural Science with lab (Core II) 4
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
A HI Elective, 2000-level course 3
Core Studio 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior
First Semester
ART 3143 Core III: Integrated Studio 3
Core Studio 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
Secondary Emphasis 1-2
Natural Science without lab (Core II) 3-4
Western Culture (Core IV) 1 3
 Credit Hours17-18
Second Semester
Core Studio, upper-division 3
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
World Culture, (Core IV) 1 3
Social Science (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours18
Senior
First Semester
Core Studio, upper-division 3
Core Studio, upper-division 3
A HI Elective, upper-division 2 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ART 4993 Senior Experience 3
Core Studio, upper-division 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
Secondary Emphasis 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours122-132