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Dept. Secretary: Jocelyn Brion 
Email: jbrion@mansfield.edu
Phone: 570-662-4500
Hours: M - Th 8:00 - 4:15

Mansfield University Art Department
135 Stadium Drive
119 Allen Hall
Mansfield, PA 16933

Art History Credit Requirements


CREDIT REQUIREMENTS (120 credits)

120 credits required, minimum of 40% allowed in General Education.
30 credits devoted to major (see below)
55 credits of Gen Ed (see below).
35 credits of Free Electives and courses for the minor or language requirement.
48 credits (of the total 120) must be upper division (at the 3000 level or above).
A minimum of 12 of these credits must be in Art History at the 3000/4000 level.
6 credits of one Language at the 200 level, or a Minor in any subject.

ART HISTORY CORE PROGRAM COURSES (30 credits)

ARH 1101  Introduction to Art (3 credits)
ART 3300 Visual Studies (3 credits)
ART 4404 Special Problems in Art (3 credits)
ART HISTORY ELECTIVES (21 credits = 7 courses)

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (55 credits)

1 credit - Unv 1100 First Year Seminar
3 credits - Com 1101 Oral com
3 credits - Eng 1112 Comp I
3 credits - Eng 3313 Comp II
3 credits - Fine Arts  (Music or Theater)
3 credits - Wellness
6 credits - Humanities
6 credits - Languages & Literature
3 credits - Math
6 credits - Natural Sciences
9 credits - Social Sciences
9 credits - Gen Ed Electives  

Typical Course layout for B.A. Art History

(Note that some online courses for the degree are offered by other schools in the State System. These courses are listed under Keystone University which is an online university made up of all the online courses offered by the 14 schools in the State System of which Mansfield University is one.)

1 credit - Unv 1100 First Year Seminar (exempt for students who transfer in 18 or more credits
3 credits - Com 1101 Oral communication
3 credits - Eng 1112 Comp I
3 credits - Eng 3313 Comp II 
3 credits - Fine Arts  (Music or Theater)
3 credits - Wellness   DIT 2211 Introduction to Nutrition

Group I: Humanities (6 credits)

HST 2201 Amer Hist through Civil War
HST 2202 Am Hist Reconstruction to Present

Group II: Languages and Literature (6 credits)

Eng 1115 Intro to Lit
Eng 248 Intro to Culturally Diverse Lit--Shippensburg Univ.

Group III: Mathematics (3 credits)

MA 1128 College Algebra  or
MA 1117 Math and Culture

Group IV: Natural Sciences (6 credits) - lab is required

BSC 1102 Contemporary Biological Problems, or
GEL 1102 Environmental Geology
ESCI The Atmosphere with Laboratory –4 credits, Millersville University (includes lab)

Group V: Social Sciences (9 credits)

PSY 2212 Human Sexuality
PSY 1101 Intro to General Psych
SOC 1101 Intro to Sociology

General Education Electives ( 9 credits) any courses from I-V prefix, not including ArH.

No more than two courses with the same prefix in any area.

Courses in BOLD indicate courses from other universities in the State System that have been approved to transfer in toward the B.A. Art History.

Mansfield University students who wish to take courses at another institution for transfer to Mansfield must complete a Request to Transfer Credit Form before taking the course work.  This can be obtained online from the Registrar's Office. 

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be approved for transfer.

Information Literacy Courses. ("I")

All  students must complete 3 "I" courses.

Students who transfer in 30-61 credits must complete 2 "I" courses.

Students who transfer in 61 or more credits must take one "I" course.

Two "I" courses must be at the upper division (260 or above).

Global Courses("G")

All  students must complete 3 "G" courses.

Students who transfer in 30-61 credits must complete 2 "G" courses.

Students who transfer in 61 or more credits must take one "G" course.

At least one semester, and preferably one year, prior to their intended graduation, students must complete an Intent to Graduate Form (available at the Registrar's Office).

Transferring Credits from other Universities

The Transfer Coordinator in the Admissions Office evaluates all courses the student has taken at other institutions. Credits are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

No more than 67 credits may be transferred from two-year institutions. 

There is no limit on the number of credits accepted from accredited four-year colleges and universities.

Students must have earned a 2.0 GPA from prior institutions to be eligible for transfer.

Students must complete 50% of courses in their MAJOR at Mansfield University.  

This means out of the required 30 credits required for the B.A. in Art History, at least 15 credits (5 courses) must be done at Mansfield.

Students must complete a minimum of 25% of the total degree credit requirements at Mansfield University.

This means out of the required 120 credits required for the B.A. in Art History, at least 30 credits (10 courses) must be done at Mansfield.  These may include Art History courses. 

The student’s last 30 credit hours must be taken at Mansfield unless the Provost approves an exception through a Petition.

Mansfield University students who wish to take courses at another institution for transfer to Mansfield must complete a Request to Transfer Credit Form before taking the course work. This can be obtained online from the Admissions Office. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be approved for transfer.