Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Art

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. A minimum of 120 hours is required in this degree program, including:
    1. US 1100: Check with your Academic Advisor prior to enrolling in this class because it is not required for all students.
      1. Students who are not required to take US 1100 and who do not have credit for open elective hours will need to make up that 1 hour of credit. Only students who are in a PACE Cohort are required to take US 1100.
    2. 42 hours in the General Education Core Curriculum. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for Texas State requirements and options, including Honors courses.
    3. 39 hours in the major.
    4. 36 advanced hours. Students must be aware that advanced open electives will be required if the number of advanced hours from required courses (major, minor, and options in the BA requirements) do not equal a minimum of 36 advanced hours. 
  2. All graduation requirements must be met.
  3. All course requirements must be met.
  4. In addition to the General Education Core Curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires:
    1. 3 additional hours of English literature,
    2. 3 hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, and
    3. 14 hours of a single modern language including two 2000-level courses.
  5. A minor is required and must be selected from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors. Some minors may exceed 24 hours.
  6. Prerequisites for all advanced classes in the Major in Art must be met. Students must be aware that the 2000-level ARTS classes chosen will determine which advanced ARTS classes they are eligible to take.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 (TCCN ENGL 1301))3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 (TCCN ENGL 1302))3
ART 1301 (TCCN ARTS 1311)3ART 1303 (TCCN ARTS 2348)3
ARTS 1301 or 1303 (TCCN ARTS 1316 or ARTS 2356)3ARTS 1302 or 1304 (TCCN ARTS 1312)3
ARTH 23013Modern Language 14104
US 11001 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3 
 16 13
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Select 1 from the following:3ARTH 2302 (TCCN ARTS 1303)3
ARTS 2311 (TCCN ARTS 2346)
 Mathematics Component Code 0203
ARTS 2341 (TCCN ARTS 2341)
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
ARTS 2381 (TCCN ARTS 2326)
 American History Component Code 0603
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327, or 2328]3Minor3
Modern Language 14204 
Select 1 from the following:3 
ARTS 2321 (TCCN ARTS 2323)
ARTS 2351 (TCCN ARTS 2316)
ARTS 2371 (TCCN ARTS 2333)
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ARTH 33013ART Advanced Electives3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Modern Language 23203
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3American History Component Code 0603
Creative Arts Component Code 050 (TCCN HUMA 1315)3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Modern Language 23103Minor3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ARTH 33073Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
ART Advanced Elective 3ART Advanced Elective 3
BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327, or 2328]3BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or Life & Physical Science3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
ART Advanced Electives
Choose 3, 3000-level or 4000-level ARTH, ARTS, or ARTT courses which are not otherwise required in the major.