2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Art, B.A.

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Our curriculum is designed to empower students to take risks, to arrive at insights about society, and to understand themselves. We offer our students a rigorous grounding in the fundamentals, and we provide an excellent education in the history, practice and teaching of the visual arts. We challenge our students to exceed their preconceived limits, and we strive to produce graduates who will go forward with confidence in their skills, abilities, and potential. We also recognize the importance of technology, a force in our society with the ability to free artists, historians, and educators from the boundaries of our traditional disciplines.

Learn more on the Department of Art website.

Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree

A bachelor’s degree requires a total of 120 units. Students must fulfill General Education & All-University Requirements , residency, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .

Requirements for the Major (51-57 Units)

Students must receive a minimum grade of C- in any major course for it to count toward the major.

Core Courses (31- 32 Units)

The following courses are required for all art majors.

Upper Division Art History Elective

Complete one course from the following list.

Upper Division Studio Art Electives

Complete 6 units from the following list.

Capstone Course

Complete one course based on concentration.


Complete one of the following concentrations to fulfill the requirements of the major.

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