Declaring a Liberal Arts Concentration

A Liberal Arts concentration is a focused area of academic study within the Liberal Arts requirements that provide students the ability to deepen their knowledge in a specialized field of study. Liberal Arts concentrations are 12 credits. Students should consult with the Liberal Arts Chair for specific information. A Concentration Declaration Form must be signed by the Department Chair and returned to the Academic Advising and Registration Office for processing. In the Art History, Business, Sustainability & Social Responsibility and Visual Culture concentrations a maximum of one three credit course can be counted towards the concentration and a requirement within Liberal Arts. All other Liberal Arts concentrations include only liberal arts elective courses. A maximum of three transfer credits earned from an accredited institution may be applied to a concentration in any area of study. Students may be asked to provide a course description or syllabus for transfer credit in question.

All concentrations appear on the final official transcript but do not appear on the diploma. Students who complete the Business Concentration receive a certificate.

A list of Liberal Arts concentrations is published on the back of the Declaration of Concentration Form that can be found on Blackboard under the Academic Advising and Registration Office.

Removing a Liberal Arts Concentration

Students have the option to remove a liberal arts concentration from their program at any time if they no longer wish to complete the credits in that concentration. To remove a concentration select the “Drop Concentration” option on the Concentration Declaration Form. Submit the completed form to the Academic Advising and Registration Office. The concentration will be removed and students will then only need to complete the original credits listed for the Bachelor of Fine Arts program.


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