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Art and Psychology (Art Therapy Track)


The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan worksheet 

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2016-2017 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester Credits
 AR 111 Drawing I 3
 AR 113 2D Design 3
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3
 Core: Social Science – PS 150 General Psychology I 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester Credits
 AR 118 3D Design 3
 AR 204 – Color Theory 3
 PS 207 General Psychology II 3
 Core: Fine Arts – MU 122, MU 212, MU 220, or MU 240 3
 Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3
Total: 14

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
 AR 250: -Sculpture I 3
 AR 280 – Painting I 3
 AH 212 – World Art I 3
 AT 230 Introduction to Art Therapy 3
 PS 232 Psychology of Personality 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 AR 227 Life Drawing 3
 AH 215 World Art II 3
 PS 216 – Adolescent Psychology 3
 AR 220 Digital Art I 3
 PS 309 Psychopathology 3
Total: 15

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
 AR 310 Junior Comprehensive 1
 Studio Art Major Concentration** 3
 PS 325 Philosophical & Historical Trends in Psychology 3
 AH 214 – Modern Art 3
 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
 PS 208 – Psychological Statistics 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 PS 211 – Child Psychology 3
 PS 402 Experimental Psychology 3
 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Catholic Theology 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 AR 455 Senior Seminar 2
 AT 310 – Art Therapy Methods 3
 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills (or DR 102, 103, 104) 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
 Core Social Science: 3
Total: 17
Spring Semester Credits
 AR 465 Senior Exhibit 2
 AT 320 Art Therapy in Practice 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Elective 3
Total: 14

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.

**Students must complete one additional 300-level studio course in the student’s area of concentration.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits

GPA: 2.0

Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C

Art Department Credit Check Sheet

5 Year Course Rotation for Art History Fall 2013-Spring 2018

5-Year Studio Art Course Cycle Fall 2013 – Spring 2018