Curriculum > Undergraduate
There are two degrees offered by the Art Department which serve the needs of students who wish to concentrate their study in photography. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree combines the most in-depth study in photography and art studio courses (69 credits), with art history (12 credits) and liberal arts (30 credits). The Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Art offers a more diverse experience in photography and art studio courses (45 credits), coupled with 18 credits in art history and 60 credits in liberal arts courses. Both degrees prepare the student for a career in photography, with the BFA offering a more focused study of photography and the BS offering a broader liberal arts education. The BFA is essential preparation for students intending to pursue graduate studies in photography as well as offering the intensive experience needed by those intending to be exhibiting artists. Both degrees offer experience suitable to students preparing for a career in commercial work, graduate study in areas outside of fine art photography, or work in galleries, technical positions, or arts organizations.