Graphic Design
Arkansas State University
Degree:  Bachelor of Fine Arts
Major:  Graphic Design
2006-2007
This degree plan exceeds 8 semesters
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1   Year 1
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ENG 1003 Composition I 3 X   ENG 1013 Composition II 3 X
MATH 1023 College Algebra 3 X   HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 3 X
ART 1033 Drawing I 3     PE  1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 X
ART 1013 Design I* 3     ART 1043 Drawing II 3  
ARTH 2583 Survey of Art History I* 3     ART 1023 Design II 3  
  *ART 1013, FYE even       ARTH 2593 Survey of Art History II 3  
*ARTH 2583, FYE odd
Total Hours   15     Total Hours   17  
Year 2   Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
BIOL 1003 Biological Science 3 X   Phys Sci See Gen Ed List 3 X
BIOL 1001 Biological Science Lab 1 X   Phys Sci Lab for above 1 X
PHIL 1103 or 1503 or SCOM 1203 Intro to Phil or Logic and Practical Reasoning or Oral Communication 3     ART 3033 Drawing III 3  
ART 2013 Design III 3     ART 2443 Introduction to Digital Design 3  
ART 2453 Visual Thinking 3     ART 2423 Graphic Design II 3  
ART 2413 Graphic Design I 3            
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   13  
Year 3   Year 3
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
HIST 2763 United State History to 1876 3 X   ENG 2003 or 2013 or PHIL 1103 Intro to Lit I or II or Intro to Philosophy (if not previously taken) 3 X
MUS 2503 Fine Arts Musical 3 X   THEA 2503 Fine Arts Theatre 3 X
ART 4033 Advanced Drawing 3     POSC 1003 or 2103 or SOC 2213 or PSY 2013 or ECON 2213 o3 2333 Intro to Politics or Intro to Political Science or Intro to Sociology or Intro to Psychology or Prin of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts 3 X
ART 4403 Photo Graphic Design I 3     ART 3063 Painting 3  
ART 3413 Graphic Design III 3     ART 3443 Graphic Design IV 3  
          ARTH 4573 History of Graphic Design 3  
Total Hours   15     Total Hours   18  
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
POSC 1003 or 2103 or SOC 2213 or PSY 2013 or ECON 2213 or 2333 Intro to Politics or Intro to Political Science or Intro to Sociology or Intro to Psychology or Prin of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts 3 X   Gen Ed Enhancement Any gen ed course not previously taken or course from approved enhancement list 3 X
ART 3093 Ceramics 3     ART 3423 Package Design 3  
ART 3433 Illustration I 3     ART 3083 Printmaking 3  
ART 4423 Graphic Design V 3     ARTH 3000 Art History 3  
ARTH 3000 Art History 3            
Total Hours   15     Total Hours   12  
Year 5    
Fall Semester    
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed          
ART 4463 Advanced Digital Design 3            
ART 4363 Internship 3            
ART 4493 Portfolio Presentation 3            
ART 3103 Sculpture 3            
Total Hours   12            
                 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 60     Total Degree Hours 133  
                 
Graduation Requirements:
Completion of HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 
English Proficiency (Grade of C or better in ENG 1003 and ENG 1013)
2.75 GPA in Major
2.00 GPA at ASU 
2.00 GPA Overall 
Maximum of 31 credit hours via correspondence, extension, examination, PLA, Military or similar means; CLEP (30 hrs max) 
Minimum 45 JR/SR Hours after completing 30 hours
133 Total Credit Hours
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree and first degree was not from ASU-J

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