Art - Area of Emphasis in Scientific Illustration - B.F.A.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E

II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (CHEM 1211-1211D, CHEM 1211L)

Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (BIOL 1103BIOL 1103L)* or (BIOL 1104BIOL 1104L)* or (BIOL 1107BIOL 1107L)* or (BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L)* or (BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L)* or (BIOL 2108H, BIOL 2108L)*

*Prerequisites for courses in the major

NOTE: If BIOL 1103, BIOL 1104, BIOL 1107, or BIOL 1108 is taken, the corresponding lab must also be taken.  


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): ARTS 2100 or ARTS 2100E or MATH 1113


IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ARHI 2400 or ARHI 2400E or ARHI 2411H 

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ARHI 2300 or ARHI 2300E or ARHI 2311H 

V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1101H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.


Area VI
ARST 1040
ARST 1050 or ARST 1050H 
ARST 1060
ARST 1080
ARST 2010
ARST 2020 
ARST 2800

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 

Entrance Requirements
Students will be provisional majors until they have completed ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060, and ARST 1080 (with a grade of C (2.0) or better), and have been accepted into the Scientific Illustration concentration through portfolio review. Students entering with pre-existing college credit must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Completion of Core Areas I-V should be done simultaneously with the completion of the 4-year B.F.A. program. This is a high-demand major. After meeting the entrance requirements, students will be selected based on the following high-demand selection criteria.  

High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
  • Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ARHI 2400 (or ARHI 2411H), ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060, ARST 1080, and ARST 2010
  • Portfolio review
  • HRLine

    Major Requirements

    A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
    Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.

    Required Courses (48 hours)

    (Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better required.)
    ARGD 3310* (Repeatable for 6 hours)
    ARGD 3320* (Repeatable for 6 hours)
    ARGD 3330* (Repeatable for 6 hours)
    ARGD 3340 or ARGD 4110 or ARST 4450 or ARST 4995
    ARST 2000
    ARST 4020

    *Must be repeated for a total of 6 hours.

    Choose twelve (12) hours of studio electives from the following (at least 3 hours must be at the 3000/4000 level):
    ARST studio courses 2000-level or above
    ARGD courses
    THEA 5810
    THEA 5820/7820
    THEA 5830/7830

    *Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARST 1T01 to ARST 5T99) will not satisfy this requirement.

    Six (6) hours of 3000/4000-level ARHI courses*
    (Note: It is required to take two 3000-level ARHI courses before taking a 4000-level course.)

    *Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARHI 3T01 to ARHI 5T99) will not satisfy this requirement.


    Major Electives (15 hours)
    Please Note: Student who may pursue Medical Illustration in graduate school should take CBIO 2200-2200LCBIO 2210-2210LCBIO 3010-3010L, and one more of the individually listed CBIO courses.

    Choose fifteen hours from the following:
    CBIO 2200-2200L
    CBIO 2210-2210L
    CBIO 3010-3010L
    CBIO 3050
    CBIO 3600
    CBIO 3710
    CBIO 3800
    (This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)