Art with Pre-Art Therapy Track Program Requirements

The pre-art therapy track provides a full curriculum of art classes plus the psychology courses needed for entry into a graduate program to earn the master’s degree that is required to be a practicing art therapist. The undergraduate pre-art therapy degree can also prepare students to pursue graduate studies in related fields such as mental health counseling and counseling psychology.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the Art major with Pre-Art Therapy, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with an advisor.

Foundation Courses


  • FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design
  • FA 104 Color Theory
  • FA 210 Three-Dimensional Design


  • FA 105 Drawing I
  • FA 205 Drawing II

Art History

  • FA 202 Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to Modern or FA 201 Introduction to Art History: Ancient to Medieval


  • FA 295 Sophomore Portfolio

Advanced Courses

  • FA 380 Movements in Modern Art
  • FA 395 Advanced 2-D Studio or FA 396 Advanced Ceramics and 3-D Studio
  • FA 400 Internship
  • FA 410 Topics in Art History
  • FA 422 Senior Project
  • FA 427 Senior Portfolio

Program Electives

  • Nine (9) credits in three (3) different media (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, or Ceramics)


Pre-Art Therapy Track – Professional Study Requirements

Students in the pre-art therapy track should add the following courses:

  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 105 General Psychology Laboratory
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 330 Counseling Theories and Process
  • One (1) advanced psychology course from the following:
    • PSY 311  Early Childhood Development
    • PSY 312  Adolescent Psychology
    • PSY 313  Adulthood and Aging

Recommended Liberal Arts Core Courses

The following courses are not required, but are recommended as part of the Liberal Arts Core:

  • SOC 204 Cultural Diversity
  • EN 225 Literary Superheroes
  • EN 351 Literature of Childhood and Adolescence