Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Major in Dance (Two Fields Teacher Certification in Dance, Grades 8-12)

Minimum required: 130 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the B.F.A. major in Dance is based on an audition in either the fall or spring semester prior to the year of admittance. Students in the program are always on probation, with their work and progress continually evaluated.  There is a formal review at the end of the sophomore year that determines whether each student may advance to the upper-level training.  Transfer students will be reviewed at the end of their first long semester.  Students will be expected to maintain appropriate artistic and academic standards at the discretion of the Dance faculty.
  2. Teacher certification majors in theatre and dance must maintain a GPA of 2.75.  Students who fail to do so will be advised into another program.  All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.
  3. Students should consult an academic advisor to help you choose an additional teaching field and for sequencing of courses.
  4. A second teaching field is required in this degree program.
  5. Skill level will be evaluated by faculty to determine course placement in ballet, jazz, and modern technique classes.
  6. General Education Core Curriculum requirements must be met.
  7. Teacher Certification majors must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, a major GPA of 2.75, and a GPA of 2.75 in all required education courses.
  8. Summer course work may be need to complete the degree in a timely manner.

Course Requirements 

ENG 13103
ENG 13203
POSI 23103
HIST 13103
COMM 13103
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
PHIL 1305 or 13203
DAN 11131
DAN 1180 or 21811
DAN 11901
US 11001
Second Teaching Field3
Select one of the following:3
Life and Physical Sciences6
HIST 13203
POSI 23203
English Literature3
DAN 22012
DAN 22022
DAN 2365 or 33313
DAN 1180 or 21811
DAN 1190 or 21911
Second Teaching Field6
Select one of the following:3
Select one of the following:1
CI 33253
CI 43323
DAN 33303
DAN 33323
DAN 33503
DAN 33653
DAN 43303
DAN 2367 or 43673
DAN 2181 or 31821
DAN 2191 or 32921
Second Teaching Field6
Elective (depending on DAN 2191 or DAN 3292)1
DAN 23683
DAN 43693
DAN 32922
CI 43433
CI 43703
Second Teaching field9
RDG 33233
EDST 46816
Total Hours: 130