Undergraduate degrees granted: B.S. in Art, B.S. in Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
The Department of Art conducts an exemplary experimental undergraduate program emphasizing the importance of a broad background in the basics of visual arts, liberal arts, and knowledge of the history and purpose of art. The nationally and internationally recognized faculty of visual artists provides a stimulating educational environment to prepare students for careers in a broad array of creative fields and/or graduate study. The program also supports and encourages the development of a visually literate community.
The art department offers two professional programs, art and art education. Art majors may pursue either the bachelor of science degree or the bachelor of fine arts degree. Art education majors receive the Bachelor of Science–Art Education degree and eligibility for licensure to teach in both elementary and secondary schools. Entrance requirements vary for each program. For exhibition purposes, the department may temporarily retain one piece of work from each student in art studio courses. All degree programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Information about faculty, staff, and other contributors to the Department of Art can be found on the department's website.