The art department sponsors an honors program to supplement the formal course offerings in the department’s degree programs. This program increases both the breadth and depth of the student’s knowledge of art, and leads to an honors degree in studio art or art history upon graduation.

Other honors programs in the arts can be created on a case-by-case basis. Visit the honors department and talk to your advisor about your options.

Requirements

The requirements for graduation with honors in studio art are:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a total of six honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall.
    • At least three honors art courses, including at least two 300-level studio courses
    • At least three honors courses outside the department of art and art history
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major
  3. The public presentation of a thesis project, with accompanying honors paper submitted to the department of art and art history

The requirements for graduation with honors in art history are:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a total of six honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall
    • At least three honors art courses, including at least two upperlevel art history courses
    • At least three honors courses outside the department of art and art history
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major