Degree Requirements

General Requirements for the Major or Minor

General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) at least four units of the major or three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the major or the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a major or minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the major and minor degree requirements listed below. Courses taken to meet the Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry core requirements may not be used to meet major or minor requirements.

Requirements for the Major

BA Degree/Studio Art

A limited number of seats have been reserved in ARTS 101 and 102 for prospective studio art majors. Students who plan to major in studio art and wish to take one of these courses should contact the instructor during the advising period prior to fall or spring registration week.

  1. Completion of two foundation courses in studio art, specifically ARTS 101, 102;
  2. Completion of any two of the following art history courses: ARTH 275, 276, 278; and the completion of one art history course from the following courses: ARTH 302, 325, 334, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 399, , HUM 330, 335, LAS 387.
  3. Studio Art tracks (choose A, B, C or D)
    1. Printmaking: ARTS 201 or 251, 281, 282, 382, 492, 3-D elective.
    2. Painting: ARTS 201, 251, 281 or 282, 350, 492, 3-D elective.
    3. Ceramics: ARTS 247, 248, 265 or 266, 347, 493, 2-D elective.
    4. Sculpture: ARTS 247 or 248, 265, 266, 355, 493, 2-D elective.
  4. Satisfactory participation in the Senior Exhibition.

Notes:

  1. The department would like to call the attention of our students to PHIL 243: Aesthetics, which is strongly recommended. Elective units are available in art and art-related fields which provide concentration, depth, and choices for the art major in painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, and other fields.
  2. HON 206 may be only taken by Honors students and is a replacement for ARTH 275.

Advisors: Professors Gunderson, Johnson, Marcavage, and Richman.

BA Degree/Art History

  1. Completion of ARTS 101 or 102, ARTH 275, 276, 278 or 302, 294, 494 and four of the following: ARTH 278, 302, 325, 334, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 399, , HUM 330, 335, LAS 387.
  2. Art majors with an art history emphasis are required to submit by the end of their junior year a copy of a graded substantial art history research paper (at least ten pages in length) for mid-level evaluation.
  3. At least two 300-level art history courses must be taken at the University of Puget Sound and be completed by the end of the junior year.
  4. Completion of the university's foreign language graduation requirement by taking either 101/102 or 201 in a modern language (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish). Students who meet the foreign language graduation requirement through a university proficiency examination in one of these languages will be expected to take and pass a further departmental translation examination. Students who pass a university proficiency examination in a language other than those listed above must consult with the department regarding the departmental language requirement.

Notes:

  1. The department would like to call the attention of our students to PHIL 243: Aesthetics, which is strongly recommended. Elective units are available in art and art-related fields which provide concentration, depth, and choices for the art major in painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, and other fields.

Advisors: Professors Hong, Kotsis, and Williams.

Requirements for the Minor

Studio Art

Completion of six units to include 1) ARTS 101, 102; 2) one unit from the following art history courses: ARTH 275, 276, 278, 302, 325, 334, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 399; 3) three studio art electives.

Art History

Completion of six units to include: 1) ARTH 275, 276, 278 or 302, 294; 2) two art history units at the 300 level (from the following courses: ARTH 302, 325, 334, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 399, , HUM 330, 335, LAS 387).

Notes

  1. The student must have a grade of C or higher in all courses for the major or minor.
  2. Courses more than 10 years old will not be applied to an art major or minor.
  3. HON 206 may only be taken by Honors students and is a replacement for ARTH 275.
  4. ARTH 494 is only offered in the fall semester.