Mar 21, 2018  
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences 
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences

Art Therapy, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science degree requires 60 credits in Liberal Studies and 60 credits in Professional Studies.

Through the B.S. program in Art Therapy, the student gains proficiency in studio art and develops an extensive background in psychology, enabling her to prepare for graduate work in art therapy, leading to accreditation as an art therapist. All methodology courses in Art Therapy are taught by a registered art therapist.

Students in Art Therapy may also complete the School of Arts & Sciences program for initial Teacher Certification: Visual Arts Grades K-12 (see Art Education for Teacher Certification: Visual Art K-12  requirements)

Required Courses

All Art Therapy majors should include the following among the 60 credits in Liberal Studies:

I. Art Colloquia and Seminar - 12 Credits


B.F.A. Art Therapt majors must pass colloquia and seminars with a minimum grade of C-.

II. Art History - 9 Credits

Professional Studies

Included in the 60 credits of Professional Studies are the following required courses:


The Art Therapy internship is supervised by an art therapist in a therapeutic setting.

III. Studio Electives - 27 Credits

The B.S. Art Therapy major must take 27 credits in studio electives.

IV. Senior Project and Senior Exhibition - 3-6 Credits

During her senior year, the candidate for a B.S. degree in Art Therapy must register for ART 497Z - Senior Project  and ART 499Z - Senior Project II  (1.5 cr. each semester), and participate in a group exhibition.

Model Freshman Program

Spring - 16.5 Credits

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