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 at least a cumulative 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.
Students may major in Studio Art and Art History, minor in Studio Art and Art History, or major in Studio Art or Art History and minor in the other. Double counting within the Department of Art and Art History is allowed: All required courses for an Art History major may count towards a second major or minor in Studio Art. All required courses for a Studio Art major may count towards a second major or minor in Art History and vice versa.
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 in Studio Art (BA)
A limited number of seats have been reserved in studio courses. Students who plan to major in studio art and wish to take one of these courses should contact the instructor prior to registration week.
- Completion of two 100-level courses in studio art.
- Completion of A. any two of the following art history survey courses: ARTH 275, 276, 278, 325; and B. the completion of one art history elective course from the following courses: ARTH 302, 325, 334,359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 380, 399, HUM 330, LAS 387. Please note that ARTH 325 may count either towards requirement A or B, but not both.
- Three 200-level Studio Art core courses:
- Choose from ARTS 281, 282, 201, 251, 265, 266
- One additional 100 or 200-level elective studio course
- One 300-level studio course
- Arts 492: Advanced 2D Studio or Arts 493: Advanced 3D Studio
Advisors: Professors Hirsch, Marcavage, and Richman.
Requirements for the Major in Art History (BA)
- Completion of a 100 level ARTS course, ARTH 275, 276, 278 or 302, 394, 494 and four of the following: ARTH 278, 302, 325, 334, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 380, 399, HUM 330, LAS 387.
- Art history majors 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.
- 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.
- Completion of the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by taking either 101/102 or 201 in a modern language (Arabic, 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.
Advisors: Professors Hong, Kotsis.
Requirements for the Minor in Studio Art
Completion of six units to include:
- Two 100-level studio courses
- 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.
- Three studio art electives.
Requirements for the Minor in Art History
Completion of six units to include:
- ARTH 275, 276, 278 or 302, 394.
- 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, 380, 399, HUM 330, LAS 387.
Notes for the major and minor
- HON 206 may only be taken by Honors students and is a replacement for ARTH 275.
- The student must have a grade of C or higher in all courses for the major or minor.
- Courses more than 10 years old will not be applied to an Art major or minor.
- ARTS 202 does not apply to the Studio Art major or minor.