This major is offered for students who wish to prepare for a career which uses art as a form of therapy. Successful completion of course requirements in art and psychology will enable the major to apply for positions in psychiatric institutions, hospitals, correctional facilities, and other types of rehabilitation centers; or apply for entrance into select graduate schools to follow a program leading to a master’s degree and certification as an art therapist.
Students may earn a B.F.A. degree in Art Therapy after completing a successful portfolio review
. The B.F.A. requires 60 credits in Art and 18 credits in Psychology.